Course SyllabusCourse Description The focus is on several important regions of the world: Africa, Southwest Asia (Middle East), and Southern and Eastern Asia. Students will learn how people have shaped the history of these regions. Students will learn how geography and natural resources impact how people live. In addition, students will learn about the economies of countries in these regions. The geographic environment, political, economic, and historical development are explored in each of these areas. Important threads to be studied include ethnic patterns, cultural expressions of values through the arts, as well as interdependence of nations in the past and in the modern era.