Introduction to Geography – GEOG 200

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/29/2022

Course Description

An introduction course in the physical and cultural phenomena of the earth, stressing spatial distribution of these phenomena.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a spatial perspective of the world, utilizing a Christian worldview. The integration of human and physical characteristics of the world are reviewed in present day and historical contexts. The student equipped with a geographic perspective will be better prepared to fulfill the Great Commission in his/her vocational pursuits.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)


Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 2 Discussions by posting a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 300 words, and the assertions in the thread must be supported with at least 1 citation in current APA format from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books (CLO: A, B, C, D, F: CIL 1, 2, 4).


In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Geography Project Plan Assignment

The student will prepare a mission statement and develop a research-based strategy to accomplish a service project using the 5 main themes of geography as a guide. The student will develop this strategy into a 1,000–1,250-word service plan and must include a map and at least 5 scholarly sources (primary sources must come from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books) (CLO: A, B, C, D, F: CIL 1, 2, 4).

Quizzes (13)

There will be 13 quizzes that allow the student to demonstrate an understanding of the readings and video lectures that accompany each module. The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, and contain approximately 25 multiple-choice, true-false, and mapping questions, and have a 1-hour time limit (CLO: A, B, C, D, E: CIL 3).

Read and Interact (13)

There will be 13 Read and Interact activities that allow the student to practice quiz and review materials, in preparation for actual quizzes that accompany each textbook chapter. The student progresses through the activity at his/her own pace. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E: CIL 3).