Comparative Civilizations 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Comparative Civilizations 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
J Dartnell
Course Description
Description: 

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do
geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will
explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how
they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas
spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a
larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of
Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and
their environments.

Pre-requisites: 
None
No. Exams: 
2
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Must have access to the Internet.

No. Modules: 
2
Course Modules: 

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between physical and cultural geography.
  • List the subfields of human geography.
  • Understand relevance of culture and cultural ecology to geography.
  • Discuss theories of environmental determinism and possibilism.
  • Relate the history of how modern geography has evolved.

 

Unit 2: Population

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between population density and population distribution.
  • Discuss the importance of patterns of composition.
  • Describe the purpose of population pyramids.
  • Analyze historical population trends and projections.
  • Discuss regional variations of demographic transitions.

 

Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between culture traits and culture trait complexes.
  • Describe the methods of cultural diffusion.
  • Discuss the relevance of acculturation.
  • Understandhe environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Identify cultural landscapes and cultural identities.

 

Unit 4: Language

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • List the major language families in the world.
  • Examine the branches of language families.
  • Consider the relevance of the English language as a means of communication.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Discuss how languages evolve over time.

 

Unit 5: Religion

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the origins of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
  • Describe the diffusion of Buddhism into China.
  • Consider the importance of holy days to different religions.
  • Understand the relationship between religion and environment.
  • Identify religious conflicts.

 

Unit 6: Ethnicity, Gender, & Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe how ethnicities become clustered.
  • Consider the different types of segregation.
  • Discuss how class relates to ethnicity and gender.
  • Identify the differences between a nation-state, a part-nation
    state, a multinational state, and a stateless nation.
  • List examples of ethnic conflict.

 

Unit 7: Political Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of a State.
  • List the different shapes of States.
  • Understand the importance and diversity of borders.
  • Consider the consequences of colonialism and imperialism.
  • Describe the history of the United Nations.

 

Unit 8: Agriculture

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the Von Thünen Model.
  • Identify the different types of agricultural mechanization.
  • Comprehend the importance and purpose of animal domestication.
  • Understand the value of crop rotation.

Understand the purpose of chemical farming.

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