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Ch 53: CLEP Social Science and History: Cultural Geography

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If you're planning to take the CLEP Social Science and History exam, use this convenient study resource to review relevant cultural geography topics. This study guide chapter can be accessed on any device with an Internet connection so you can study wherever and whenever it's convenient.

CLEP Social Science and History: Cultural Geography - Chapter Summary

The bite-sized lessons in this chapter cover the cultural geography concepts and definitions that will appear on the CLEP Social Science and History exam. As you watch the lessons, you'll have an opportunity to discover what a cultural landscape, a uniform landscape and a built environment are. You can also analyze the cultural theories and works of Karl Marx, Thomas Robert Malthus and Edward Tylor. After reviewing the lessons in the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify topics that are examined in the study of human and cultural geography
  • Assess the relationship between geographical spatial association and culture
  • Define culture regions and realms, as well as the core-domain-sphere model
  • Know how a culture can influence its environment
  • Summarize significant cultural evolution theories
  • Understand the diffusion and expansion of culture

The interactive self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson help you solidify your understanding of the material as you prepare for the CLEP exam. You can review the lessons at any time and ask our expert geography instructors any questions you may have.

6 Lessons in Chapter 53: CLEP Social Science and History: Cultural Geography
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Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

1. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.

Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

2. Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

Have you ever noticed that people who live near water eat a lot of fish? Or that rainforests are in areas that have a lot of rain and high temperatures? In this lesson, we'll look at spacial associations in geography, as well as how they relate to culture.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

3. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

Cultural Artifacts & Buildings: Vocabulary

4. Cultural Artifacts & Buildings: Vocabulary

Have you ever noticed how cities around the world can look very different from each other? In this lesson, we'll examine the ways that culture can influence the environment, including built environment, cultural landscape, and cultural/environmental perception.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

5. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

6. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

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