Geography

Course ID# 651013
 
Open to grades: 9-12
 
UC/CSU A-Historical/Social Science
 
Following the national standards for geography, this course focuses on the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective, as well as the characteristics, distribution and contributions of the cultures that make up those regions. Students will develop an understanding and an appreciation of the ways in which natural environments (climates, landforms, oceans), economies, cultures and other aspects of world regions interact. An emphasis will be placed on defining the roles of global citizens through awareness of contemporary issues such as world trade, terrorism, religious conflict, pollution, and conservation of world resources. Highly recommended for students who expect to take Advanced Placement courses in social science.