SSC 101 : Introduction to Geography

This course is an introductory, one-semester study of the physical, cultural, and regional patterns of the Earth's surface. The course stresses fundamental geographic concepts within a study of the relationship of the physical environment and human actions over time. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring, Summer


A passing score on the College's reading and writing placement tests or a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092

  1. Describe the physical and cultural features of the earth’s surface and their origins and interconnections.
  2. Explain the dynamic physical forces such as climate, plate tectonics, erosion and deposition, which have shaped the physical makeup of the earth’s surface.
  3. Identify the major physical and cultural regions that the earth’s surface has evolved into.
  4. Evaluate the evolution and geographic distribution of such phenomenon as the human population, economic activity, culture, language, and religion.
  5. Assess the reasons why the economic development and wealth of the world is so unevenly geographically distributed.