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Week 1

by: Tiffany Hu

Week 1 Geography 315

Tiffany Hu
Explanation and Understanding in Geography

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tiffany Hu on Sunday October 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Geography 315 at University of Washington taught by BROWN,MICHAEL P. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see Explanation and Understanding in Geography in Geography at University of Washington.

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Background Information 0 00 O 00 Human Geography gt Spatial organization of human activity and people s relationships with the environment Kant philosopher gt Wanted to create a place where people can learn using division of labor I Division of labor when a subject of study math is taught the same way it is labored or worked as There is a clear cut line between what is considered a topic of one subject verses another gt Geography and history do not fall under this category in the same way of study but are still important I These two subjects are so broad it is sometimes hard to tell what is exclusively labeled as Geography or History gt Geographyspace while historytime The Geographers Toolkit 3 Location gt Can be described as O 00 I Absolute I Relative will be categorized as the either of the following two categories 0 Site describes physical characteristics of a location 0 Situation describes the location of something based on what it is between or around Distance how you measure something matters to what something is and how others perceive it gt Absolute measured in feet inches miles etc gt Relative measured in estimates like near far long time quickly etc gt Friction of Distance further away something is the greater the cost I Say you wanted to move a desk from your garage to your car as opposed to moving it from your garage to a different state gt Friction of Proximity crowding clustering etc I Teacher used the example of having your ex sitting in the seat next to you in class and how that would cause friction of proximity Space gt It is a physical dimension is which we exist we can never not be in a space gt Absolute a map is a representative of absolute space gt Relative can be represented by the idea of a personal bubble this classroom places etc I Places that have cultural andor emotional meaning to it are spaces of relativity I Landscape is a seen place a place you can see gt Patterns I Points one location I Lines travel route I Polygons areas gt Cluster vs Dispersion gt Correlation vs Segregation gt Constant vs Change gt Present vs Absent


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