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Lecture 3 - Human Geographies Society Culture Key Concepts...

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Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Key Concepts in Human Geography II Dr. Michael Mercier Human Geographies: Society & Culture
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Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Lecture Outline Introduction: Geographic literacy (cont’d) Key Concepts: Previously … Space, Location & Place; Distance; Distribution, etc. Key Concepts: Today … Regions Landscapes Diffusion Perception & Mental Mapping Summary/Conclusion Readings : Be sure to read the Introduction, skim Chapter 1, skim pp. 40-50 (Chapter 2) and read pp.50-64 (Chapter 2)
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Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Introduction In order to communicate effectively about human geography, like any discipline, you need to speak the language – geographic literacy Recall: last class we talked about - Space - Locations - Places Distance Measures of spatial distribution & relationships Key concepts or tools in human geography See Ch. 2
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Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Concepts: Regions Region : a part of the earths surface that displays internal homogeneity and is relatively distinct (different or heterogeneous) from surrounding areas according to some criteria/criterion. - Criteria may be: human geographic or physical geographic or a combination of both Internal homogeneity (uniformity) vs. external heterogeneity (difference) ex: North American continent and the similarities are the climate at a specific area Ex: Annual precipitation area Could be human geographic area (people speak french in specific area) and the other people speak mostly english over here. Or
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Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Concepts in Human Geography II – Sept. 16, 2013 Concepts: Regions Human/Cultural Regions : Coke/Pop/Cola/S oda Physical Geographic Regions : Hot, dry, cold, wet One represents demographics (top) while the other is a topographical map (bottom)
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