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GEOG 1001, Human Geography Week 1 Notes

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These notes cover the first week of GEOG 1001 Human Geography
Human Geograpahy
Jennifer Rice
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by nak57867 on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 1001 at University of Georgia taught by Jennifer Rice in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Human Geograpahy in Geology at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 08/29/16
8/15/16 Chapter 1 1. What’s the most populous country in the world? – China 2. What is the most commonly spoken language in the world? – Mandarin 3. What is the median household income in the United States? – $51,000 4. What is the median household income in India? – $600 5. How many refugees are there worldwide? – 65 million 6. What percentage of the world’s population lives in cities? – 55% 7. How many people suffer from chronic undernourishment worldwide? – 795 million 8. How much food is wasted every year? – 33% 9. What percentage of the world has access to the internet? – 40% 10.What percentage of US citizens have a college degree? – 35%  Geography – to write or describe the earth, studies the relationships among natural systems, geographic areas, society, cultural activities and the interdependence of all these  Spatial – how do things occur in and across space 8/17/16 Geography is interdisciplinary o Physical geography, geographic techniques, human geography Why does geography matter? o It is specific places that provide the settings for people’s daily lives  Ex of setting) people who grew up in suburban areas need time to acclimate to using buses, whereas those people who grew up in cities can use them easily o One’s human geographic setting provides opportunities and constraints  In a community with many resources, there are good schools, health resources, and other such opportunities  In a community without many resources, there are not good schools, health resources or other such opportunities o Places and regions are high interdependent; everyone plays their own specialized part in society; this doesn’t mean that we’re not unique o Place – specific geographic settings with distinctive, physical, social and cultural attributes o Regions – territories that encompass many places, all of most of which share attributes different from the attributes of places elsewhere How are places produced, lived, and contested? o Ex) The UGA arch is a place; it holds symbolic value for the history of UGA; it is contested as to who gets to enter


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