Major World Regions
To succeed in this course you need to develop a strong understanding of world geography. This is not simply an awareness of major geographic features such as rivers, mountains and deserts; rather you need to be aware of political, economic, cultural and religious boundaries. In any essay you may be asked to analyze the process of change and continuity or the impact of a major event in a given region. It is important to know these reions. The PDF below shows these major regions on a world map.




The link below takes you to a book review of the Myth of Continents by Martin Lewis. This book is great reading and offers some reflection on our traditional notions of the continents and how we see the world geographically.
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/l/lewis-myth.html



In this video Parag Khanna argues that the lines we see on maps matter much more than many people think they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for each