GEOG 10100:
  People and Their Environment: An Introduction to Geography
Sections 02 and ECI-2
Class meets:   Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 1036 North Building


Instructor Information:

Instructor: Anthony F. Grande
Office: Room 1032 North Building
Telephone: (212) 772-5265 or (212) 772-5266
Mailbox: Geography & Env. Sci. Dept., Room 1006 North Bldg.
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30-11 AM and 12:30-1 PM in Room 1032HN.

EXAM II is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21.

This exam will be administered on BlackBoard with a timed period of 1 hour and 15 min. It will automatically turn on at 11:15 AM and then automatically turn off at 12:30 PM.

Be sure you are familiar with your BlackBoard login and navigation. Each student will receive a randomized set of the same questions with scrambled answers as per BlackBoard’s exam software program.




1. Log in via the Hunter College homepage and the BlackBoard link using your CUNY ID.
2. Click on our course GEOG 101 Spring 2020. All registered students have been given access to it by CUNY.
3. You can watch the following video link:
4. If you are working off of a smart phone you may need to download a free CUNY app for BlackBoard:
5. Under COURSE MATERIALS, you will find a 5 question practice test.
Do it and then click "save and submit."

NOTE: Starting on March 20, 2020 because of the pandemic, this course will change to a distance-learning format for the remaining part of the semester. Assignments will be submitted via email to and exams will be taken via BlackBoard Collaborative using random questioning during a dedicated time period. Everything else re-mains the same. Keep checking with CUNYFirst for revised semester dates.

Course Statement:

GEOG 10100 is an introduction to the field of geography.
This course will present the fundamental concepts of geography and show how these concepts are applied to our everyday lives. Geography is both a physical and social science. GEOG 10100 is a topical course highlighting the major subfields in geography. Examples from all over the world are used to illustrate concepts and processes.

The course is divided into three sections. Part I covers basic geographic concepts and the techniques used by geographers to study the earth as a home for people and portray spatial information. Part II focuses on the earth’s natural landscape: lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and the processes behind them. Part III looks at the earth from a people point of view – how they interact with elements of earth environment, make settlement decisions, use what is available to them - and in the process, create a cultural landscape: the human imprint on the landscape.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you will be able to define and describe:

1. The field and scope of geography, and identify its major subfields.
2. Its chief concepts, esp. location, place, movement, region and interaction.
3. Natural earth processes and how aspects of land, air and water affect people.
4. Human-environment interaction and recognize it around us (social, economic, political).
5. Tools used for geographic data collection and presentation.
6. Maps, including their parts and presentation (i.e. map reading).
7. Types of mapped information and understand how it is communicated and perceived.
8. The geographic point of view and apply it to local, regional and world situations.
9. Location analysis, employing geographic tools to do so (critical thinking).
10. Develop the skills to read and write critically about the subject.

REQUIRED TEXT: Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th ed. C. T. Dahlman and W. H. Renwick; Pearson Higher Education, Boston (2014). Available as hardcover, paperback, e-text and rental. ISBN 13: 9780321843333; ISBN 10: 0321843339

ATLAS: It is recommended that students should have access to a world atlas that includes thematic maps. The most recent edition of Rand McNally Goode’s World Atlas is PREFERRED but National Geographic College Atlas of the World is also acceptable. Atlases are also available in the HC Library.

TUTORING:Contingent on college funding, free tutoring and help with assignments for GEOG 101 students will be available in The Skirball Science Learning Center/Silverstein Success Center, on the 7th floor of East Building. Check the posted schedule for GEOG times.

Last updated April 20, 2020 .