Course Syllabus

 

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.
 
 


Once you have finished this course, you'll find yourself looking at the world with a whole new perspective!

 
 
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1, Assignment One 20 points
Lesson 1 Exam:What is Geography? 90 points
Lesson 2, Assignment One 30 points
Lesson 2 Exam:Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes 100 points
Lesson 3, Assignment One 40 points
Lesson 3 Exam:Continents and Islands 90 points
Lesson 4, Assignment One 30 points
Lesson 4 Exam:Mountains and Valleys 90 points
Lesson 5, Assignment One 40 points
Lesson 5 Exam:How the Wind Affects Landforms 100 points
Lesson 6, Assignment One 40 points
Lesson 6 Exam:How Water Affects Landforms 100 points
Lesson 7, Assignment One 40 points
Lesson 7 Exam: Plate Tectonics 100 points
Lesson 8, Assignment One 30 points
Lesson 8 Exam: The Effect of Plants and Animals on Landforms 100 points
Lesson 9, Assignment One 40 points
Lesson 9 Exam: How People Affect the Geography of the Planet 100 points
Lesson 10, Assignment One 30 points
Lesson 10 Exam: How People Divide the Planet 70 points
Lesson 11, Assignment One 20 points
Lesson 11 Exam: Using a Map 80 points
The Final Exam 480 points
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