The purpose of this course is to introduce students the geography, history and culture of the western world. Throughout the first semester, students will study geography (both the physical and human aspects), North America, the Caribbean and South America.
During the second semester, students will explore all of Europe, as well as Russia and the Caucasus. Students will understand the impact of geography on the history and culture of each region, and will develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
- Writing: Develop a thesis, support with multiple forms of evidence, and provide analysis with an explanation in written form.
- Reading: Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline-specific readings.
- Content: Apply content in order to evaluate relationships and draw conclusions.
Communication: Produce clear and coherent communication in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and evidence.