Introduction - GEA 2000 Outline Introduction INTRODUCTION...

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GEA 2000 Outline – Introduction INTRODUCTION GEOGRAPHY: THE STUDY/ SCIENCE OF PLACE 2 WAYS OF APPROACHING GEOGRAPHICAL SUBJECT MATTER : (1) THE REGIONAL APPROACH (2) THE SYSTEMATIC / TOPICAL APPROACH THE REGIONAL APPROACH The focus of study is centered upon a given area of the earth's surface (a region ). Examples: The Geography of Florida, the American South, the United States, the Geography of Asia THE SYSTEMATIC/TOPICAL APPROACH : The focus of study is centered upon a topic or subject rather than a region. GEOGRAPHY'S TOPICAL SUBJECT MATTER CAN BE DIVIDED/ORGANIZED INTO: 3 MAJOR BRANCHES: (1) HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (2) PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (3) TECHNICAL GEOGRAPHY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY : "Man-made geography"; the study of humans and human processes as they exist spatially on the surface of the earth. Examples of the component fields of human geography: *Historical Geography *Economic Geography *Political Geography *Population Geography *Cultural Geography * Urban Geography *Military Geography *Medical Geography ----------------------------------------------------------- PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: the study of the spatial (geographical) aspects of the earth's natural environment. Physical Geography has 4 component divisions: (1) Geomorphology (2) Climatology (3) Hydrology (4) Biogeography GEOMORPHOLOGY: the study of the spatial aspects of the earth’s landforms CLIMATOLOGY: the study of long-term patterns of weather on the earth's surface
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2009 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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Introduction - GEA 2000 Outline Introduction INTRODUCTION...

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