Variations of Development within Regions & Countries
Southwest Asia & North Africa
Brazil, China, Mexico
Great variation among regions
List of Brazilian states by Human Development Index
Maps showing the HDI of the Greater
Define the following
1. Discuss the difference between the origin of folk vs the origin of popular
Folk Culture often has anonymous hearths, originating from anonymous sou
Define and give examples of each of the following
Language diversity: the language that become the principal language of communication and interaction
for the entire world. FOR EXAMPLE: English.
Feb. 24, 2016
Prof. Sonia Cancian
Shamsa Al Falasi
Unit 2- Cultural Geography
Total marks: 50
Please answer the following questions during class time.
1. In your own words define culture? Provide an example in your an
1. Toponym: The name given to a place on earth. That place may be named after a
person, place or thing, dating from the places origins, its settlers, or features of its
environment. (Every place is unique, I live in Dubai.)
2. Site: The ph
In an essay of 300-400 words, describe below the differences between a
universalizing and ethnic religion through the lens of origin, diffusion, and
distribution. Provide examples to substantiate your points.
In this essay I will be discussing the two dif
Average per capita is higher in developed countries because people typically earn their
living by different means than in developing countries.
1) Jobs fall into three categories: Primary structure, Secondary structure and Tertiary structur
1) Self-sufficiency Model: It is when a country relies on itself, relies on their own natural resources.
2) Characteristics of Self-sufficiency model:
- Encourages domestic production of goods and services.
- Discourages foreign ownership o
In this essay I will be writing a reflection on the different elements of Unit 1 and discussing how
the elements in the Unit are inter-connected. The first element is globalization, which is the
process in which countries across the world are becoming mor
HDI: Human Development Index; is used to measure the level of development of every country.
The three tools
In this short essay I will be discussing what Global Awareness means to
me. Everybody has a dierent way of explaining what globalization means. From
what i came to understand, it is a process in which countries across the world
are becoming more interconn
Col 150 Human Geography- Unit1
Feb. 7, 2016
Please answer the following questions during class time:
1. In your own words define Globalization?
It is the process in which countries across the world are becoming more
interconnected. It is also the active e
According to this article this article, it is said that reports stated that UAE was ranked one of the
most developed countries in the world. "UAE has had a massive growth in the economy, trade,
investment and communications as well as information, technol
1. Culture: is a body of material traits, customary beliefs, and social forms
that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people.
2. Two elements of culture: What people care about: Customary ideas,
beliefs, values (e.g.
1. define the following:
o Language: a system of communication through speech, or a collection of sounds that a group of
people understand to have the same meaning.
o literacy tradition: a system of written communication ( poetry,
1. Define universalizing religion and give an example
Attempt to be global, appeals to all people wherever they live. (Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism)
2. Define ethnic religion and give an example
Appeals to a group of people living in one pla
Unit 3 Week 3
Imperialism: the domination of European
powers and later the United States and
Japan as well over subject lands in the larger
Sometimes came by force
UNIT 3 OUTLINE
Development: The process of improving the material conditions of people through diffusion
of knowledge and technology.
More developed country (MDC): A country that has progressed relatively far on the
development continuum. Also called rela
Free Response Question
Read the question very carefully.
Try to answer fully.
Make an OUTLINE before you start writing
Main concepts, definitions, structure
At least three paragraphs
Every paragraph-one mai
Globalization can be defined from various aspects not only in respect to economic
activities, but also to political, technological, cultural interactions and taking into
account many key factors such as standardization, transportation, communication,
Heres a summary for the reading on Development (Unit 3)
Introducing Development (316)
The whole point of Unit 3 is: to look at the division of the world into rich and poor areas. Why that happens. And what problems come from that.
The worlds almost 200 co
What explains distribution of popular
and folk cultures? Origin and Diffusion.
Hearthwhere cultures are born. Folk
culture=unknown hearth; popular
culture=developed country or
corporation, so hearth is kn
Summary Unit 4Global 1
Why Do Services Cluster Downtown?
Intro: downtowns in American cities often different from downtowns in other parts of the world
CBD Land Uses
Downtown=CBD (Central Business District)
The CBD is a small area of land in the ce
Describe the three types of services found in a CBD.
Describe the concentric zone, sector, and multiple nuclei models.
Analyze how the three models help to explain where people live in an
Describe how th
COL155 Unit 2 Week 2
Analyze why trade routes were so important to axial-age empires
Discuss the geographical location of the silk
roads and sea routes, and their main trading
outposts, and how long-distance trade was
COL155 Unit 2 Week 4
The Colombian Exchange
European explorers and those who followed
them established links between all lands and
peoples of the world. (620)
Result lots of biological and cultural
States and Empires in Mesoamerica
Mexica Society & Religion
The Aztecs were 1 of many advanced societies
in the Americas before the European
Textbook, p. 318 Y
UNIT 3 WEEK 4
INDIAS QUEST FOR HOME RULE
Early 1900s Indian nationalism became a force
Threatened British rule
England had made railroad across India to ship
Unintended consequence: created a sense of
COL155 Week 9
The Making of Industrial Society
Patterns of Industrialization:
a process that transformed agrarian and
handicraft-centered economies into
economies distinguished by industry and
Unit 3 Week 2
The Spread of Early Industrialization
For a century, industrialization was only in
Great competitive advantage
British businessmen + gvt forbade the export
of machinery, techniques, and skilled w