Prepare yourself for a course about spatial variation – or how and why things differ from

place to place on the surface of the earth! I look forward to learning with you as we discover

the attributes of this amazing and exciting world! In the course of 18 weeks we will develop

an understanding of the physical setting of the earth, as well as locating and studying

different landforms and countries in the different regions of the globe. We will acquire a new

understanding and respect of the physical and cultural diversity found throughout the world.

We will also have opportunities to analyze and evaluate natural and cultural patterns at the

local, regional, and global levels. Finally, by examining the interaction of all the earth’s many

features, we will be able to approach contemporary questions of political, economic, social, and

ecological concern.