Course Syllabus: Geography 101
with CEU Certificate*
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!
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
- Lesson 1: What is Geography?
- Lesson 2: Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes
- Lesson 3: Continents and Islands
- Lesson 4: Mountains and Valleys
- Lesson 5: How the Wind Affects Landforms
- Lesson 6: How Water Affects Landforms
- Lesson 7: Plate Tectonics
- Lesson 8: The Effect of Plants and Animals on Landforms
- Lesson 9: How People Affect the Geography of the Planet
- Lesson 10: How People Divide the Planet
- Lesson 11: Using a Map
|Lesson 1, Assignment One||20|
|Lesson 1 Exam:What is Geography?||90|
|Lesson 2, Assignment One||30|
|Lesson 2 Exam:Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes||100|
|Lesson 3, Assignment One||40|
|Lesson 3 Exam:Continents and Islands||90|
|Lesson 4, Assignment One||30|
|Lesson 4 Exam:Mountains and Valleys||90|
|Lesson 5, Assignment One||40|
|Lesson 5 Exam:How the Wind Affects Landforms||100|
|Lesson 6, Assignment One||40|
|Lesson 6 Exam:How Water Affects Landforms||100|
|Lesson 7, Assignment One||40|
|Lesson 7 Exam: Plate Tectonics||100|
|Lesson 8, Assignment One||30|
|Lesson 8 Exam: The Effect of Plants and Animals on Landforms||100|
|Lesson 9, Assignment One||40|
|Lesson 9 Exam: How People Affect the Geography of the Planet||100|
|Lesson 10, Assignment One||30|
|Lesson 10 Exam: How People Divide the Planet||70|
|Lesson 11, Assignment One||20|
|Lesson 11 Exam: Using a Map||80|
|The Final Exam||480|