Geography and World Affairs

Geography and World Affairs
Survey of the world, stressing geography of major political regions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedHonors also. Independent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 120
Course Outcomes

World knowledge

Identify where all the countries of the world are located and, more importantly, learn about these "countries and kingdoms" that you might "be prepared in all things" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:78-79).


Better understand the interconnectedness of the world so we will appreciate those who contribute to making our life so abundant and easy and so we will be more willing to help those who have less.


Become better stewards of the earth through an increased understanding of how human behavior impacts the environment and affects the lives of others.

World development

Understand what factors have led some regions of the world to be more developed that others.

Current affairs

Gain enough familiarity with the world to be a more informed reader of the daily news.

Basic knowledge

Develop an understanding of basic geographic terms.


Learn to enjoy the journey by being a more observant, interested, adventuresome, and curious traveler.