Lecture_1__Intro_to_Human_Geog__Jan14

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    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY  (geog 20) Instructor:  Melissa Y. Rock
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    STUDYING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Physical Geography Physical geography deals with Earth’s  natural processes and their outcomes. Human Geography Human geography reveals how and why  geographical relationships are important. Regional Geography Regions have similar attributes distinct  from the attributes of other places.
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    WHY PLACES MATTER Geographic knowledge is necessary because the  world is increasingly characterized by: instant global communications rapidly changing international relationships unexpected local changes growing evidence of environmental degradation Many employers now recognize and value  employees with expertise in geographical  analysis and an understanding of the uniqueness,  influence, and interdependence of places.
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    INFLUENCE AND MEANING OF PLACES
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Unformatted text preview: Places provide: structure to peoples economic and social lives opportunities and constraints in terms of peoples long-term social well-being a context in which everyday knowledge and experience are gathered a setting for processes of socialization an arena for contesting social norms SCALE Scales represent a tangible partitioning of space that consolidates and contributes to dominant patterns of geographical organization. (p. 7) THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF GEOGRAPHIC SCALES Geographic Scales - Global Overlap World Regions States Nations Supranational Organizations European Union (EU) North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course GEOG 020 taught by Professor Whitehead,jessica during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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