WHERE DO YOU START?
ASSIGNMENTS BEGIN HERE:
ASSIGNMENTS - BEGIN HERE
MAP QUIZ LOCATIONS
Map Quiz Tutorial
Blank Outline Maps
BBC World News
Geog. of Skiing
Student Tech Support
For each "Week" you will find:
- Videos of the Realm and Video Quiz
- Map Quiz Information
- Instructor Notes
- Studying the Realm
- TEXTBOOK READING
- VOCABULARY (with links to instructor
- Required Activity
- Skiing in the Realm (optional)
- BEFORE you begin studying FIRST go to the "ASSIGNMENTS -
BEGIN HERE" link on Blackboard. This is very important since
you may be assigned and graded on extra activities that are not in
- Always put "GEG 101" and a message in the
subject lines of e-mail messages sent to the me. To avoid viruses,
I delete messages prior to reading them if I don't know who they
are from. Please use proper spelling, punctuation, and
- We do NOT meet at Harper once a week and there is NO
certain time that you must be online.
- You are NOT on your own. Your instructor is available to
provide assistance and answer questions:
- Blackboard Discussion
Board for any question which might be of use to other
- E-mail for personal questions:
- Call me
- Harper: 847-925-6352
- Home: 815-728-1571
- Cell: 815-861-7265
- SOME OF YOU WILL NOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE
- Distance learning courses tend to have a high drop rate.
Many of you will not complete this course. If you cannot devote
at least as much time to this course than you do to regular
face-to-face college courses, drop now
- College Counselors suggest that you should spend 2 hours
studying EACH WEEK for each course credit-hour. Since this is a
3 credit-hour online course you should spend around 9 hours
EACH WEEK preparing (3 hours that you would normally be in
class and 6 additional hours).
- Everything that you need to do is listed under the
ASSIGNMENTS - BEGIN HERE link on our Blackboard website.
WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY?
(Be sure to see the "ORIENTATION and DAY 1 LECTURE" on our
"ASSIGNMENTS - BEGIN HERE" link.)
- Two Broad Fields:
- Human (Cultural) Geography
- Physical Geography
- Human Geography is often studied from two different
- Regional Geography (GEG 101)
- Systematic (Topical) Perspective (GEG 100)
- We can study the geography of almost anything - as long as it
has a "spatial " component.
- Three Broad Questions
- WHY THERE?
- WHY DO WE CARE? / WHAT CAN WE LEARN?
- So we will NOT just memorize where things are, but we will
try to explain WHY they are THERE.
- World Regional Geography and Applying
the 4 Themes
- physical geography
- cultural geography
- economic geography
- historical geography
ALWAYS KEEP THESE QUESTIONS IN MIND:
~ WHY THERE?
To answer the WHY THERE question we will use the four
~ physical geography
~ cultural geography
~ economic geography
~ historical geography
WHERE TO BEGIN:
Begin your studying by going to the "ASSIGNMENTS: BEGIN HERE"
link on Blackboard.