Systematic approach to physical base, social and political problems, economic issues, and regional summary.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 260
Course Outcomes


To use other students input to effectively enhance European geographic understanding.

Physical Geography

To demonstrate the connection of the underlying physical "stage" of Europe to the distributions of people and their activities. This includes studying the locations and distributions of climates, mountains, rivers, and natural barriers of the region.

Cultural Geography

To comprehend the regional geographic structure of Europe's cultural components including languages, demographics, ethnic groups, and religious beliefs.

Geographic Interconnections

To explicate and define the important historical and contemporary geographic linkages in Europe including settlement structure and major industries (e.g., agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and transportation).

Economic and Political Change

To become knowledgeable concerning the ongoing geographical manifestations of political and economic restructuring in the modern era. Emphasis will be given to the formation and spread of the European Union.

Geographic Themes

To grasp how the “5 Themes of Geography” [Location, Place, Human Environment Interaction, Region, and Movement] relate to our overall studies of the European realm.


To write geographic research that is fluent, relevant, and creative.