This introductory course in world geography acquaints the student with spatial relationships that exists between people, their culture, their environment, and places on earth or about people, places, and world phenomena.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
Students of this course will primarily learn by actively reading the course textbook, and using exercises and Map Exercises to review for tests. Tests will contain a combination of objective questions, whether multiple choice, true/false and/or matching. During the term, one essay assignment will be required from a specific topic. Eleven study guides to assist in preparing for tests must be completed, as well as eight critical thinking assignments based on thematic maps. The instructor will interact with students to assist in understanding of materials, but the format of an online unsupervised course does require students to pace themselves to complete the assignments. A suggested schedule will be provided to help with timely completion of course.
Software & Hardware Required
The student needs a working e-mail account and internet access, as well as access to a computer with a word processing program.
Instructor: James Marshall