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Course Description

Are you mystified by maps? Would you like to know how mountains are made? You can find out the answers to these questions by taking our Geography Course. In eleven easy lessons, you'll learn all about the different geographical features that make up our planet. You'll learn to distinguish islands from atolls and peninsulas. You'll learn how the huge tectonic plates interact to create mountains and valleys and how wind and water shape our world. You'll also learn about the way people, plants, and animals have changed the world.

This course covers the way humans create order by drawing maps and creating areas that we can recognize. You'll learn how mapmakers divided the oceans and why. The lessons will touch on how culture and experience influence the way people map the world. 

In addition you will learn the natural processes that create specific landforms. The various spheres of the planet, the lithosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere are defined and examined in detail. You'll learn how these different layers of Earth interact to shape the patterns of the planet.
 
 
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Once you have finished this course, you'll find yourself looking at the world with a whole new perspective!

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: What is Geography?

    Geography is the study of our planet's surface. In this lesson we will discuss the scientific theories about how the Earth formed.
  • Lesson 2: Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes

    Most of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
  • Lesson 3: Continents and Islands

    While most of our planet is covered with water, continents and islands are landforms.
  • Lesson 4: Mountains and Valleys

    This lesson will describe how mountains and valley are formed.
  • Lesson 5: How the Wind Affects Landforms

    Wind affects all landforms differently depending on climate and terrain.
  • Lesson 6: How Water Affects Landforms

    In this lesson, we will talk about the effects of water on geographic landforms.
  • Lesson 7: Plate Tectonics

    Tectonic plates float around the surface of the Earth's mantle.
  • Lesson 8: The Effect of Plants and Animals on Landforms

    In this lesson we will discuss the impact of animals and plants on landforms.
  • Lesson 9: How People Affect the Geography of the Planet

    Ever since people began to farm the land and create permanent homes, humans have made very striking changes to the landscape.
  • Lesson 10: How People Divide the Planet

    People divide the earth in many ways including latitude and longitude, continents, countries and states.
  • Lesson 11: Using a Map

    Unless you are using a GPS in your car, a map can give you directions and the mileage to your destination.
Course Title: Geography 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550429
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://geography101.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define geography.
  • Describe oceans, rivers, and lakes.
  • Describe continents and islands.
  • Describe mountains and valleys.
  • Describe how the wind affects landforms.
  • Describe how water affects landforms.
  • Summarize plate tectonics.
  • Describe the effect of plants and animals on landforms.
  • How People Affect the Geography of the Planet
  • Describe how people divide the planet.
  • Describe using a map, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1, Assignment OneAssignment20
Lesson 1 Exam:What is Geography?Exam90
Lesson 2, Assignment OneAssignment30
Lesson 2 Exam:Oceans, Rivers, and LakesExam100
Lesson 3, Assignment OneAssignment40
Lesson 3 Exam:Continents and IslandsExam90
Lesson 4, Assignment OneAssignment30
Lesson 4 Exam:Mountains and ValleysExam90
Lesson 5, Assignment OneAssignment40
Lesson 5 Exam:How the Wind Affects LandformsExam100
Lesson 6, Assignment OneAssignment40
Lesson 6 Exam:How Water Affects LandformsExam100
Lesson 7, Assignment OneAssignment40
Lesson 7 Exam: Plate TectonicsExam100
Lesson 8, Assignment OneAssignment30
Lesson 8 Exam: The Effect of Plants and Animals on LandformsExam100
Lesson 9, Assignment OneAssignment40
Lesson 9 Exam: How People Affect the Geography of the PlanetExam100
Lesson 10, Assignment OneAssignment30
Lesson 10 Exam: How People Divide the PlanetExam70
Lesson 11, Assignment OneAssignment20
Lesson 11 Exam: Using a MapExam80
The Final ExamExam490
Total Points:1875

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