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Where We Live AGR 201 “Communicating  Across Cultures” Fall, 2010 Dr. Pamala Morris
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The study of places Physical geography: Study of the physical environment Human geography: Economic activities Social and cultural systems What is Geography?
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Growing up in the same area does not mean that  we have the same experiences!!! Race/ethnicity Religion Age Class Abilities/Disabilities Language Geography and Culture
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Global Demographics 75% of the global  population lives in the  Northern Hemisphere Greater than 50% live  in Asia Over half of the  world’s population live  in mega-cities Less than 5% of the  world population live in  the United States
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Six Main U.S. Regions
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Appalacian Mountain Range
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Degree of diversity differs across regions of the U.S. 6 main regions: South  – majority of African Americans (22%) Appalachia  – predominantly white New England and Mid-Atlantic  – Least racially diverse in  country Great Plains and the Midwest  – greater diversity Diversity in the U.S.
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Southwest  – Latino, Asian, American Indian, African  American West (Coastal and Interior)  – More diverse than the rest of  the country Population  increasing - South and West;  decreasing - Northeast and Midwest. Diversity of Populations
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North Americans live  in communities of  different sizes: Cities/Urban Suburbs Towns Rural areas Modern systems of 
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