Thinking Geographically I
What is Human Geography?
Themes in Human Geography
The Influence and Meaning of Place
The Importance of Spatial Scale
What is Human Geography?
(1) Human geography and social science
Division of intellectual labor (i.e. academic
Economic Geographies IV: The
Geographies of Crisis and Recovery
(i) Chronology of crisis and recovery
(ii) The uneven geographies of crisis
(iii) Why Crisis? A Marxist explanation
(i) Chronology of the Crisis and Recovery: 2008-2017
In US crisis began in
Urban Geographies IV: Social
Urbanism in Action? Medellin,
From Slums of Despair to Slums of Hope?
Importance of Public Policies
Continued problems and challenges
Medellin a city once renowned
1980s/1990s Medellin Drug
What happened to Motown?
The Revival of the American
The end of sprawl?
Link to The Creative City (Richard Florida)
New economy industries and cool places (Technology, talent, tolerance)
But evidence mixed
Anti-urban bias in public po
Globalization and the
restructuring of the
(i) What is globalization?
(ii) What are the factors driving globalization?
(iii) Globalization and core-periphery relations
(iii) The end of globalization as we know it?
(1) What is Globalization?
Thinking Geographically II
Recall last lecture:
Place-specific geographic settings with distinctive
physical, social and cultural attributes.
Focal point of innovation, identity etc.
Scale -the geographic representation of space, or the
size of an area be
From Detroit to Salamanca?: Restructuring and
relocation in the NAFTA Automobile Industry
(i) Automobile Industry :
a major propulsive industry in advanced
at a world level employs 20 million
directly and indirectly
Economic Geography III:
The New Economic Geography
Traditional economic geography
(ii) The new economic geography:
(i) Traditional Economic Geography
Draws on mainstream
Firms make thre
Urban Geographies I:
Questioning the Urban
is the urban and urbanization
City spaces and urban land use
Shock cities, industrialization and
Crisis, restructuring and change in
Why is the urban and urbanizati
Urban Geographies III
Planet of Slums? Developing
(1) Trends and characteristics of developing
(2) Urbanization without development?
(3) Slums of Despair, Slums of Hope
(4) The New Shock City: Lagos, Nigeria
(1) Trends and character
Global Commodity Chains
and Labor Rights and
(i) The issue
(ii) What are labor standards and rights?
(iii) The labor standards debate
(iv) What is to be done? Different
(v) Case study: Cambodia
(i) The Issue:
To develop a better understanding of what a
geographic perspective can bring to our understanding
of a changing world
To introduce the range of theories and methods
Geo 272 Paper II
FUTHEAD: A Website of Gaming and Soccer Culture
According to futhead.com, Futhead is a fan site that strives to serve the FIFA
video game community in all things Ultimate Team. Ultimate Team, or UT, is an in
game mode of the popular socce
GEO 272: World Cultures
Slang: A Study of Culture and Representation
Throughout this paper I will explain how I came to pick the topic of my
research and how it connects with our course and our understanding of culture. I
will continue by describing how t
Geo 272 Essay 1
The contemporary example that I will be discussing in this paper is a
Guardian article by Alison Phipps, titled Lad Culture Thrives in Our Neoliberalist
Universities. Alison Phipps is the Director of Gender Studies at Sussex Un
forms. Using music and the concept of local musical spaces as a sort of
Cities of the Greater Middle East (30 points)
Recitation Ex. 8 (due Nov. 3/4)
GEO 105 World Urban Geography
Read: Cities of the World, Ch. 7, Cities of the Greater Middle East (p. 277-320)
1. Distinctive Cities (20 pts.)
Cities of the Greater Middl
Cities of Africa (30 pts.)
Recitation Ex. 9 (due Nov. 10/11)
GEO 105 World Urban Geography
Read: Cities of the World, Ch. 8, Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa (p. 323-366)
1. African Urbanization & Colonialism (10 pts.)
A. Based on the section African U
Created by J. Hartnett
1. Name and describe the soils one might expect to find in a tundra environment.
2. What is an entisol? How is this soil type different than ultisols?
3. Draw the typical soil profile for spodisols. Where are these soils found
EXAM 2 REVIEW
Marcus Neal Mon Mar 25 17:03:40 PDT 2013
What is the hydrologic cycle?
a simplified model of the flow of water, ice, and vapor.
What are phase changes?
Gas (water vapor)
Rocks and Minerals
Naturally occurring, inorganic homogeneous solid
with consistent (usually) chemical composition and a
definite, consistent atomic structure
Can be single element or compounds
Over 4000 known species
Emily Maloney Wed Mar 31 14:20:46 PDT 2010
vapor -> saturation -> condensation -> precipitation
phase change: locking up latent heat
solid to liquid to gas
phase change: release of latent heat
gas -> liquid -> solid
Natalie Molinaro Thu Mar 20 19:03:37 PDT 2014
Formation of tropical cyclones
1. Surface convergence trigger (tropical wave), and little to no wind shear.
2. At least 80 degrees F sea surface temperature
-June 1st- Nov 1st
-Typically no greater than
Final Exam Review
Leon Morris Sat May 03 10:43:53 PDT 2014
Moderately weathered, form under boreal or broadleaf forests, rich in iron and aluminum (productive, less than mollisols)
Form in volcanic ash and defined as containing high prop
Distribution of Climate Types
Emily Maloney Tue Mar 30 12:08:32 PDT 2010
Monthly averages- tropical (warm all year), dry, mesothermal (mild winters), microthermal (cold winters), polar (cold all year)
warm all year, wet all y
Emily Maloney Tue Mar 30 12:21:27 PDT 2010
single main woody stem
multiple woody stems
Herb (/herbaceous vegetation)
contiguous cover of trees with overlapping canopies
scattered trees and shrubs with herbace
Air Masses and Fronts
laura malkoske Tue Mar 26 07:59:55 PDT 2013
large (greater than or equal to 1000km) mass of air with uniform (horizontally) temperature and humidity characteristics
place where an airmass takes on characteristic
GEO 171 Reading Guide Wilson, B. (2008) The Last Bite: Is the worlds food system collapsing? The New
Yorker 18 May 2008
Please submit in Mondays class (7th November)
Why is the 18thc economist Malthus considered relevant to the curren
Under the Tuscan Sun? The Making of
Landscape in Tuscany, Italy
Pienza, Val dOrcia UNESCO World Heritage
(i) Who makes the landscape and under what conditions?
Landscapes are instruments of socio-cultural power that
naturalize political economic