b. An understanding of the cultural regions throughout the world
We will study the various regions of the world based on the geographic divisions put forth in the text. The divisions put forth in any geography textbook are not always precise and they are often contradicted by other sources. We do want to understand the reasoning behind the divisions put forth in our textbook. But remember, we are not here to learn about the intricacies of our textbook. We want to understand the reality of the situation in each region of the world. We want to understand the geography of each region of the world. The textbook, lectures and internet links in this course will provide you with the basic framework to help you to envision various world regions and deepen your understanding of each region.