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GEOG 100 - Introduction to Geography - Hall: Home

Survey of Geography including cartography and remote sensing, physical geography, human geography, regional geography and human impact on Earth.


Course Objectives

Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The Scientific Method and its application to Geography
  • The Geographic Method (Spatial Analysis) and defining Geography
  • Earth’s Grid, Latitude, Longitude, Time, Projections, Remote Sensing, and Maps
  • Earth as a System
  • Weather, Climate, and Climate Change
  • Landforms
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Hydrological Cycle and other Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Ecology and World Biomes
  • Population Dynamics
  • Migration – Humans, Plants, and Animals
  • Basic Cultural Geography – religion, race, ethnicity, perception
  • Agriculture, Sustainability, and Feeding a Growing Population
  • Global Urbanization and its Consequences
  • Global Environmental Issues – Air, Water, and Soil Degradation

In learning about the topics above students will acquire the following skills:

  • Collect, Analyze and Evaluate Data to make Informed Decisions
  • Think Critically about Geographic issues
  • Apply the Scientific Method to Geographical \Problems
  • Work collaboratively to Research a Topic and Solve a problem
  • Apply individual decisions/actions to Global Impact
  • Identify Geographical Examples of Injustice and Lack of Equity

Additional Geographic Skills to be Gained:

  • Identify Spatial patterns on a Map, Air photo, Satellite Image, or on the Landscape
  • Identify and describe the Relationship between different Spatial Data “Layers”
  • Understand the Interrelationship between Humans and the Environment

Your Instructor

Dr. Bruce Hall

E-Mail: bhall@olympic.edu  If you do not hear back in 24 hours (weekdays) it means that your e-mail has not made it to my machine. Use your OC email account to guarantee transmission.

Phone: 475-7580                            

Mail box: Go to MESH division office, S/T 103.

Office hours (rm 023 in Clock Tower Plaza (next to the Library in the lower level).‚Äč:     

   Mon and Wed: 3 – 4 pm

   Tue and Thur.: 10 am – 11 am

   Wed Evening: 6:30 - 7:30 pm  

   Or by appointment.  (Email me at bhall@olympic.edu to set up appointment)