This course will provide a broad overview of the major regions of the world with emphasis on the increasing interconnectedness of people and places due to the influence of globalization on world trade, travel, communication, culture, and the natural environment. It will cover the distributions, traits, and processes of the Earth’s peoples and landscapes through the perspective of the spatial relationships of natural environments and human societies. This course is required for all international studies majors as well as those seeking to obtain a minor in international studies.