Credits: 0.5 (per segment)
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
In the study of world geography, students utilize physical and cultural perspectives to examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international levels. Students describe the influence of geography on the events of the past and present with emphasis on contemporary issues.
A significant portion of the course centers around physical geography and the factors that should be considered when selecting a location for settlement; the factors which encouraged the development of ancient civilizations; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems and interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of religion.
Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems, identify the processes that influence the world’s political divisions and compare how components of culture shape the regional characteristics.
Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.