GEOG 103 - The Regional Geography of Canada

This course offers a general introduction to Canada by reviewing the character of the natural environment and resource base, outlining patterns and sequences of settlement, and discussing the current activities of society, noting economic, social and political dimensions. The overall approach will be regional.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15




Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction: Regions, Concepts and Themes
- Physical Environment and Settlement Patterns
- Canada's Historical Geography
- Canada and the World-Economy
- Canada’s Heartland: Ontario
- Canada's Heartland: Quebec
- Atlantic Canada
- Canadian Shield
- Western Canada
- British Columbia
- Peace-Liard Sub-Region
- The North

- Canada: A Nation of Regions


Learning Outcomes:
- introduce concepts and themes in regional geography
- discuss processes and functional relationships that shape Canada's regions

- analyze the character of Canada's regions.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: 50% (D)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100%


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.