Human Geography

Prerequisites:

World History or World History Honors

Credit:

0.5

Grade Level:

11, 12

This course provides an introduction to Human Geography. In this course students will research and analyze problems of economic development and cultural change, consequences of population growth, impacts of technological innovation on transportation, communication, and industrialization. Students will also research and analyze struggles over political power and control of territory, conflicts over the demands of ethnic minorities, the role of women in society, and the inequalities between developed and developing economics. Explanations of why location matters to agricultural land use, industrial developments, and urban problems. The role of climate change and environmental abuses in shaping the human landscapes on Earth will also be covered.