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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2RC3
Professor
Walter Peace
Semester
Winter

Description
Introduction: Geo means earth Graphei means write 2 Sub-disciplines:  Human  Physical 3 Main Themes:  Humans and land (interactions)  Regional Studies (region)  Spatial Analysis (location) “What is where, why there, and why (should we) care?” (Gritzner, 2002) Geography- a spatial science  Spatial Patterns- how are things arranged in space  Spatial Processes- why are they arranged this way  Spatial Meaning- what is the significance of these patterns/processes? Region: An area of the earth’s surface that has distinctive characteristics. A part of the earth;s surface featuring internal homogeneity and, at the same time, is relatively distinct from surrounding areas according to certain criteria What criteria should we use to define Canada’s region? “Canada can be understood as consisting of six regions with each ha
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