GEOG130 Lecture1_Introduction

GEOG130 Lecture1_Introduction - INTRODUCTION Ronald W....

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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION Ronald W. Luna, ABD Department of Geography, University of Maryland ronaldl@umd.edu 2181 LeFrak Hall Outline Syllabus Introduction Geographic Perspective Syllabus http://www.geog.umd.edu/homepage/courses/130/Syllabus_spring07_130.htm Dont forget to print the class syllabus and T.A.s syllabus There will be discussion sections this week. I am a citizen, not I am a citizen, not of Athens or of Athens or Greece, but of the Greece, but of the World. World. Socrates Socrates World Without Boundaries Source: Bergman and Renwick, 2003 Why is the World Divided? Why is the World Divided? Fig. 9-8: The less developed regions include Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. What is Geography? What is Geography? A definition of geography from Peet (1998) Geography is the study of relations between the society and the natural environment . Geography looks at how society shapes alters and increasingly transforms the natural environment creating humanized forms from stretches of pristine nature and then sedimenting layers of socialization one within the other, one on top of the other until a complex natural-social landscape results. Geography also looks at how nature conditions society, in some original sense of creating the people and raw materials which social forces work up into culture and in an ongoing sense of placing limits and offering material potentials for social processes like economic development. Thus the synthetic core of geography is the study of nature-society interrelationships ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENES 102 taught by Professor Biegel during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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