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Course Description:This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns andprocesses that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration ofEarth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis toexamine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences.They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their researchand applications. It is often summarized by Human Geography teachers as,"why what is where, and why does it matter?"Academic Suitability:Students should be able to read college-level texts, think critically, and have anatural interest in Social Studies. Thecourse requires a great deal of staminaand/or self-motivation. The bottom line isstudents must be willing to do the work.Out of Class Commitment:Students should expect to spend around5-8 hours per week (depending on theweek) outside of class. Students haveregularly assigned vocabulary, reading,and practice assignments, in addition tonecessary consistent revie...