This course focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. The purpose of this course is to utilize geographic processes to systematically study and understand spatial patterns that are evident in the world in which we live. Case studies from around the globe are compared to the situation both in the United States and locally in Massachusetts. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. It is also designed to prepare you for college by making demands upon you equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Solid reasoning and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and studying, are necessary to succeed.
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