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Class Notes week 1-9/1

by: Cheyenne Nicole

Class Notes week 1-9/1 GEOG 1320

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These notes cover all material discussed in class from the first week up until 9/1. I will be posting 9/6 week notes tomorrow.
Human Geography
Dr. Jeffrey Allender
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cheyenne Nicole on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 1320 at University of Central Arkansas taught by Dr. Jeffrey Allender in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
Human Geography 1320 8:00- 9:15 Today’s news: (8/23) Polio outbreak in Nigeria Typhoons in Japan Fun Facts: Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean Warmer waters=bigger storms Japan has more EMTs per capita than any other area 4 Traditions  Description: Leaving what you know/exploring/coming back & describing  Greeks were great because they documented, kept libraries  Regions: taking a group with similar descriptions. EX several islands that are different, but only in little ways. Similar enough to group as one  Human Environment Interaction (determinism): differences in racism. EX people of certain areas thinking they are superior to others because of their location.  Spatial Analysis: use of GIS, the ability to layer info to see everything together. 5 Themes  Location (where is it, and why is it there)  Absolute location: latitude/longitude/coordinates. Mathematical way of locating  Relative location: Somewhere near/known location/distance/direction. Using surroundings to locate Today’s news: (8/25) Earthquake in Italy Reminder: Environmental determinism: racism based upon location determining a person’s intelligence. 5 Themes CONT’D  Place (Tells you about the location)  Physical Aspect: Topography  Cultural Aspect: People, differences in ways of life  Human Environmental Interactions: clothing depending on weather, construction depending on climate, food choices ETC  Movement: PIG People Ideas Goods Services  All things that move, transfer to different areas  Regions (Areas with similarity)  Formal: With borders/ their own rules EX Faulkner County  Functional: Node/ central place where something is offered EX daily newspaper Vernacular (local, folk): Traditional food, clothing, words. Something locals understand Toponym (Lay of the land/name): name of a place that gives a hint of how it is. EX death Valley- rough undesirable area Today’s news: (8/30) Hurricane headed toward Hawaii Terrorist attack in the East Proxy war: war funded by someone other than who is fighting Ecumene: good place to live, choice location to survive. Nonecumene: Undesirable place to survive Arithmetic Density: People per area Physiological Density: people per acre of good useable land Agricultural Density: # of farmers per area *Advancement in medicine caused large population growth from 1950 to now. (Since WW2) *20-25% of Earth is landmass Today’s news (9/1) New leads in Alzheimer’s Brazil impeached their female president The demographic transition: Very high birth rates Very high death rates Very low increase rates *India compared to China -These two countries comprise more than one-third of the world’s population India’s Population Policies Beginning in ’71, citizens paid to be sterilized China’s Population policies  Beginning in ’80, one child policy took place  Financial and other incentives were offered to limit family sizes  Greater prosperity in China has relaxed this policy  Nowadays there is a greater emphasis on education and family planning  Most successful population growth reduction in world history *Famicide- Intentional killing of women Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) An essay of the Principle Of Population (1798) Proposed: Population increases geometrically (doubles) Food production increases arithmetically (one at a time)


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