Human Cultural Geography​


Human Cultural Geography:

DANTES Final Exam Outline 

Each topic will be covered in class. 


The Earth, Basic Facts and Concepts (19% - 21%)


  • Season, time: June Solstice, September Equinox, December Solstice, March Equinox.

  • Maps and cartography: Maps are graphic representations of all or part of the Earth’s surface drawn to scale.

  • Coordinate systems: Latitude and Longitude are used to layout the earth’s coordinate.

  • Physiography: Tectonics, gradation and landforms, and hills.

  • Atmosphere: The weather and climate.

  • Soils and vegetation: In order for plants to survive, soils must contain the nutrients and specific moisture conditions.

  • Water: The geography of water has an effect on the environment and ecosystem.


Culture and Environment (34% - 36%)


  • Cultural systems and processes: Domestication of plants and animals, cultural origins, and dispersals.

  • Population: Characteristics and patterns, growth and resource use.

  • Natural resources: Rapid population growth has altered the Earth’s surface and oceans at an accelerated rate.


Spatial Processes (29% - 31%)


  • Social processes: Human spatial behavior: Also known as “human decision-making”.

  • Modern economic systems: Agriculture and extractive activities, manufacturing, retailing, service, and high technology.

  • Settlement patterns: Settlement patterns are thought of in terms of the area’s site and its situation.

  • Political geography: Territories, boundaries, politics, and locations.

  • Social problems: The United States has serious social issues that need to be dealt with in order to maintain the position of power and prestige.


Regional Geography (14% - 16%)


  • Defining a region: part of the Earth’s surface with one or many similar characteristics that make it unique from other areas.

  • Geopolitical regions: Political geography covers all aspects of boundaries, country, state and nation development, international organizations, diplomacy, internal divisions and voting.

  • Globalization: The process by which the world is integrated internationally through the exchange of ideas, products, culture, etc.