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Introduction to World Regional Geography

by: Victoria Ladrondeguevara

Introduction to World Regional Geography Geog 10003

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World Regional Geography
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Date Created: 02/13/16
Global Perspective I. Geography - the study of locations, the physiography, culture, humans and the Earth a. Physical: mountains, plains, and rivers b. Human: culture (food, religion, beliefs, population groups, and settlement) A. Components of Geography a. Locations b. Geography c. Humans d. Earth 1. Geography - spatial analysis of phenomena and place interpretation on the surface of the Earth as the home of human beings a. Phenomena - any occurrence happening around us i. Ex: Natural - Northern lights, volcanic eruptions, lightening, natural disasters ii. Ex: Human - population growth/decline, outbreaks of disease, different languages, migration, wars 2. Space - area among objects (expanse) a. Space at different scales i. Macro ii. Meso iii. Micro b. Absolute Space i. William Kant c. Relative Space - space is the distance i. Albert Einstein d. Scale - relative size or magnitude i. Depends on what area you're looking at ii. Operational scale - scale where social or natural processes play out and are investigated at a certain level of analysis iii. Geographical scale - map or analytical representation 1. Map Scale - compares the area and the detail on the ground and on the map  Small area = bigger scale  Big area = smaller scale o A map of the U.S is a small scale and a map of Ft. Worth is a large scale B. Geography's Perspective 1. Location: point/position/address in space a. Ex: landmarks, coordinates, directions (N, W, E, S), addresses, distances b. Locations are RELATIVE 2. Place: location with a special meaning; natural and human phenomena that give a location its unique character (ex: home) 3. Region: nearby places that are more similar and can be grouped together; sizeable area with generally similar conditions or internal connections that tie together a. Ex: DFW, the south of the U.S., the Rockies, political regions (states), cultural regions 4. Space: distance/expanse among objects C. Geographic Realms - global neighborhoods with combinations of environmental, cultural, and organizational properties 1. These characteristics are imprinted on the landscape a. Monocentric: realms are dominated by a single major political entity, by either its territorial or population size i. Ex: Mexico, Russia, Southwest Asia (India), East Asia (China) b. Polycentric: appearance, functioning, and organization are dispersed among equally influential regions or countries i. Ex: Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa D. Geography's Perspective 1. A spatial perspective a. Space on the earth's surface and organization b. Particular patterns and processes that organize cultural and natural spaces c. Spatial patterns are important 2. Environment and Society a. Relationship between human societies and natural environment is a two-way process i. Human dependence on environment ii. Human transformation of the environment 1. Humans will always be a part of nature 2. Geography's intersection at social and natural sciences E. Geo-Literacy - the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make far-reach decisions a. Interactions - systems and how they interact b. Interconnections - geographic reasoning c. Implications - decision making F. Interconnections 1. All human-geographic regions are more or less linked to other regions 2. Globalization: the increasing interconnectedness of people and places through the converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change a. Causing ongoing integration and connections b. Sometimes blurs regional identities (Tex-Mex) c. Some regions became more alike; vice versa i. Ex: language (spanglish), international trade, food, sports, technology, science, government collaborations, transportation, music, education, clothing and migration G. Globalization: geographic process in which economic, cultural, and political relations shift to ever-broader scales a. Driven by rapid advantages in communication and transportation technologies b. The world is integrated and interconnected in a global village


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