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Summit Geography and World Cultures, Part 2 (HST213B)

Summit Geography and World Cultures, Part 2 (HST213B)

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This course examines a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Students clearly see the similarities and differences among the regions as they explore the locations and physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. They look at each region from cultural, economic, and political perspectives, and closely examine the human impact on each region. Students take diagnostic tests that assess their current knowledge and generate individualized study plans, so students can focus on topics that need review. Audio readings and vocabulary lists in English and Spanish support reading comprehension.

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This course examines a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Students clearly see the similarities and differences among the regions as they explore the locations and physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. They look at each region from cultural, economic, and political perspectives, and closely examine the human impact on each region. Students take diagnostic tests that assess their current knowledge and generate individualized study plans, so students can focus on topics that need review. Audio readings and vocabulary lists in English and Spanish support reading comprehension.

SEMESTER 2

Unit 6: Eastern Europe

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Where is…Eastern Europe?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Nuclear Energy

Unit 7: Eastern Asia

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Eastern Asia.

  • Where is…Eastern Asia?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Climate Change

Unit 8: Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  • Where is… Southeast Asia and the Pacific?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Disaster Planning

Unit 9: Africa

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Africa.

  • Where is… Africa?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Disease

Unit 10: India and the Middle East

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in India and the Middle East.

  • Where is… India and the Middle East?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Outsourcing

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Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
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  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

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