Geography is one of the oldest academic disciplines. Put simply, it is to write [-graphy] of the earth [geo-]. Geography 201: Human Geography explores those aspects of geography that focus on the human experience, situation, and future. It stresses the distributions, relationships, and development of human societies. The course introduces you to the field of human geography by showing its breadth, its depth, its history, its “tool kit,” and its importance as an integrative means of studying the human experience. Geography is important because it provides a means for understanding the problems that humanity faces in the twenty-first century, be they problems at the neighbourhood, regional, national, or global scale. Human geography can help and heal. It can educate its students in ways to create a better world.