GEOG 150: Week 1 Notes
GEOG 150: Week 1 Notes GEOG 150
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Wednesday September 23 2015 Lecture Some Basics of Geography Population Geography What is a political refugee What are some examples of refugee populations What are economic migrants What are the biggest refugee populations What does the word geography mean What are three questions geographers always ask What classifies as geography Introduction to Migration political refugee forced to flee their home leaving because they have to some internally displaced meaning they stay in the country some forced to leave country altogether ex running from Syria gt political refugees if they don t leave they will die most at risk from their government ISIS 12 million21 million of Syrian population displaced exAfghanistan Afghans has been fleeing since 1979 economic migrants people who move because they want to improve their lives global problem Biggest refugee populations 1 Syrians 2 Afghans 3 Eritrea Eritrea is an open prison similar to Soviet Union geography Greek to describe the world 1 Where is it 2 Why is itthere 3 What are the consequences of it being there If you can map it it s geography Wednesday September 23 2015 What are the branches of geography What was Paul Ehrilich s main idea What is the Green Revolution What is distribution How do these settlement patterns affect the environment Will these patterns change in the future How when amp why Physical geography the physicalnatural environment Landforms climate water Technical geography mapping sciences remote sensing pictures taken from space Ability to take pictures of a place over time and see how it changes GIS computer mapping Human geography focus on people politics Ex maps of freedom happiness Paul Ehrilich Population Bomb we need ZPG zero population growth Green Revolution miracle seeds hybrid GMO seeds required fertilizers and pesticides Allowed India to feed itself Distribution where we have high numbers of people living Who lives where and why 23rds of the world s population lives in four regions East Asia South Asia Southeast Asia Europe Most basic level where we see people temperate moderate climate amp access to water Where people don t live high elevations too dry too wet too cold Probably Because of climate change Wednesday September 23 2015 What is population density What are the three different types of dens y Population density how many people live there what kind of pressure are people putting on the land ArithmeticCrude population density number of people amount of land Physiological Nutritional Density total population compared to the amount of farmland Can a country feed itself locally High physiological density Japan Low physiological density US Brazil lots of farmland or low population Agricultural Density number of farmers to the amount of farmland Low agricultural density US High agricultural density Mali Why the disparity mechanization of agriculture economics Summary Geographers ask three main questions in order to describe the world Human geography is a branch of geography Distribution and population density are two important concepts in human geography Knox amp Marston Pages 221 5061 Wednesday September 23 2015 Why Places Matter What is a place How do places influence people What is the contribution of human geography What are the basic tools and methods of human geographers What are geographic information systems and what makes them so important to geographers places specific geographic settings with distinctive physical social and cultural attributes Places exert a strong influence on people s physical wellbeing opportunities and lifestyle choices how and Why geographical relationships are important in relation to a wide spectrum of natural social economic political and cultural phenomena observation remote sensing visualizationrepresentation analysis geographic information systems GIS incorporates programs to store and access spatial data to manipulate those data and to draw maps one of the most important methods of geographic analysis allow data from several different sources on different topics and at different scales to be merged linked together and associated with one another What are the five key concepts to spacial analysis What are the results on globalization What are environmental issues associated with globalization Wednesday September 23 2015 loca on absolute latitudelongitude or relative site and situation distance absolute physical measure or relative in terms of time effort cost or cognitive mental maps space absolute space topological space the nature and degree of connectivity between locations cognitive space accessibility opportunity for contact or interaction between two locations implies proximity spacial interaction all kinds of movement and flows of human activity complementarity transferability spacial diffusion Globalization new technology systems commodity chains transnational corporations results of new technology global telecommunication and flexible pattern of investment and production diffusion of all sorts of culture around the world creates a global connectedness interdependence modifying our physical environment climate change sustainablility important What are health issues associated with globalization What are security issues associated with globalization What is the core and what impact has globalization had on the core and the periphery What are the cultural issues associated with globalization Wednesday September 23 2015 Health Issues increased international trade and travel gt spread of disease influenza pandemic epidemic that spreads rapidly around the world with many illnesses deaths Security Issues climate change weapons of mass destruction radiation accidents epidemic diseases in humans and food animals even though globalization has incorporated more of the world into the capitalist world system has intensified differences in property between the core and the periphery core North America European Union Japan Westernization and Cultural Imperialism cultural tensions associated with contemporary globalization Jihad vs McWorId disillusionment with the West Summary Human geographers ask how and why geographical relationships are important through their use of observation visualization and analysis ie spacial analysis Globalization has connected the world like never before creating an interdependence However globalization has environmental health security equality and cultural issues associated with it