Intro to Human Geography 1101 Lecture two
Intro to Human Geography 1101 Lecture two GEOG 1101
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Intro to Human Geography Lecture 1 I. What is Geography? a. Study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere and human activity as it affects and is affected by theses, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use and industries b. Richard Peet’s ‘geography’ has two aspects of life: i. Relations between society and environment ii. Regional variations of societies II. Studying Human Geography a. Physical Natural processes and outcomes i. Landforms, climate, weather, soil, vegetation, hydrology, and animals b. Human spatial organization of human activites; how humans relate to their environments i. Agriculture, food, population change, diseases, resources, pollution, planning, economics, politics, and cultural systems c. GIS Geographic Info Systems i. Remote sensing aerial photography, satellite imagery d. Places distinct geographic setting with unique physical, social, and cultural attributes e. Regions territories that encompass places f. Geography is recognizing and understanding interdependence of places and regions (people who compromise the two) III. Geography Matters a. Places product of environmental and human factors and fluid b. Setting for human activity c. Influence patterns of human interaction: work, social life, political activity, and leisure d. Influence wellbeing (environment), job opportunities, and lifechoices (amenities) IV. The Meaning of Places a. Places are socially constructed b. Collective memory c. Cultural and emotional symbols d. Identity e. Sites of innovation, change, and conflict
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