This chapter consists of
A. Popular Culture:
B. Folk Culture:
A. Popular Culture: Consists of large masses of people who conform to and prescribe to ever changing norms.
It is constantly changing.
It is based on a large heterogeneou
Mosaic of Languages
Why Do Geographers Study Language?
It is the most common variable by which culture groups are identified.
It provides the means by which learned customs and skills pass to the next generation.
Language facilitates the diffusi
Political Culture Regions:
Territoriality: Term used to describe the tangible geographic expression of one of the most common human
characteristics: to belong to a large group that controls its own piece of the Earth.
Exam 1 - 100 points
33 multiple Choice Questions.
Chapter 1-15 questions
Cultural Geography: The study of the spatial variations among cultural groups and the spatial functioning of society.
1. Cultural Regions
Chapter 3 - Population Geography
RATE OF NATURAL INCREASE: (# births - # deaths) per 1000 people.
DOUBLING TIME: Number of years until the population will double.
Rule of 72: Countries rate of annual growth (%) / 72 = Doubling
The Agricultural World
Agriculture is important to humankind.
We depend on agriculture for food.
Urban areas depend on food generated by farmers and herders.
Agriculture has been the principal enterprise of humankind through most of
Spring Semester 2015
Instructor: James Chamernick
Office: Barstow Hall 311B
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday
11:30-12:45 PM and 2:20-3:00 PM or by appointment.
Lecture: Swenson Hall 1056, Tu
The City in Time and Space
Urbanization The percentage of a population living in cities and towns.
-Urbanization has been rapid in many countries, which may now have only a very small percent living on farms.
A Cultural Approach
Geography possesses what is identified as dualism.
One may study the physical aspects such as soils, vegetation, and climate,
or the human presence on the earth.
Thus, the application of the cu
The Geography of Religion
Religion: A set of beliefs and practices through which people seek mental and physical harmony with the powers of
the universe, through which they attempt to influence and accommodate the awesome forces of nature, life,
A subfield within the human branch of geography
The study of the interaction of geographical area and political process
The spatial analysis of political phenomena and processes
A politically organized territory that
Geographies of Race and Ethnicity
The word ethnic is derived from the Greek word Ethnos, which means people or nation.
For this class it is defined as
Ethnic Group: People of common ancestry and cultural tradition, living as a minority in a larg
Geodemography: The geography of population.
ARITHMETIC: Average number of people per square mile.
PHYSIOLOGIC: Number of people / suitable units of land for farming or grazing.
Our Saviors Lutheran Church-ELCA
Karissa Buhr, Kathryn Newman, Reggie Semanko, Michael Skinner, Aaron Tody
April 21st, 2015
The church our group received was Our Saviors Lutheran Church-ELCA, located
at 1924 Wyoming
- It is a land rotation system
1. Small patches of land are cleared by chopping the vegetation.
2. When the vegetation has dried, it is burned.
3. Farmers plant in the clearing.
4. No fertilizers and little attention are paid to the crops.definition
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Term used to describe the tangible geographic expression of one of the most common human characteristics: to belong to a large group that controls its own piece of the Earth.definition
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Number of years until the population will double. "How long until population doubles. Good way of finding out; have 1m now, in 23yrs double to 2m, need enough infrastructure for 2m people in 23yrs. It is a planning technique we can use to plan."definition
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The study of the spatial variations among cultural groups and the spatial functioning of society (MEMORIZE)definition
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