Understand spatial variations in physical geography—climate, vegetation, and soils—on the surface of the earth.
Appreciate how the global and local are connected.
Have an appreciation of the history and philosophy of geography, both past and present.
Understand how to use geospatial techniques, such as cartographic representation, GIS, and remote sensing in order to analyze and interpret geographic dimensions of life in the world.
Understand and appreciate the spatial, ecological, and regional dimensions of human life on the surface of the earth.