World Geography

GEOG 100 C Course Description

An introduction to today’s physical and political regions, emphasizing location, population, political status, land use problems and potentialities, and providing opportunities for worldwide research.

Students are introduced to world geography through a regional survey of the world’s cultural and physical environments. Geography is more than just maps and globes. It is a lens through which to better understand phenomena that exist on earth. Geography informs our critical analysis of events with a spatial perspective.

3 semester units. UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC. Duplicate credit not granted for GEOG 100HC.

Course Materials

  • Required text: Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, (16th Edition). De Blij, H.J., Peter O. Muller, Jan Nijman. Wiley, 2014. (Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-118-67395-9; Binder-ready ISBN: 978-1-118-70760-9) Available at campus bookstore and online (,, etc.)
  • Scantrons: Scantron Forms #882 for midterm and final examinations.

Weekly Workload

Students will be assigned chapter readings each week. At the conclusion of each week’s readings, students will be tested on the material.