GEOG 130 Lecture Notes - Spatial Analysis, Geomatics, Nordicity

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Published on 11 Oct 2012
School
U of S
Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 130
Professor
Geography 130 intro 06/09/2012 10:31:00 AM
Space, Place, and Society
paul.hackett@usask.ca
office hours 130-3 Tuesdays or by appointment
TA John Acharibasam
Hand in box: number 1 in Kirk hall
Course goals
Familiarize students with human geographic concepts and
perspectives
To foster an ability to critically evaluate local regional and global
patterns and events through a geographic lens
To prepare students for upper level study in geography
Value of geography education
Exposure to information
Data collection and analysis
Develop sense of importance of space and place, the geographical
imagination
Course text
text book and lab manual
Evaluation
Assignments
o 4, 10% each
o sept 21,
o oct 12
o nov 2
o nov 30
midterm 15% October 18 in class
o to measure where we are more than a test
o all multiple choice
Final 45%
Hand in boxes in kirk hall first floor, box #2 for last name M-Z
Hand in by 4pm on due date
If late hand in to Paul
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Include information and read instructions carefully
o Name, student number, etc.
What is where, why is it there, and why do we care
Charles Gritzner 2002
3 themes of geography
landscapes
regional studies
spatial analysis
Human landscapes
Everything that is natural that we have adjusted, altered or
replaced
Regional Studies:
Regions are artificial
Physical,
political-socio-economic
o Facilitates the use of existing statistical data
o Represent vernacular ideas of regions
Nordicity
o How far north it is 10 natural and social factors
o Climate, physical geography, population density
o Represents ecological areas, densities, economies
Spatial Analysis:
Spatial science
o As of pertaining to space on earth
Physical and human characteristics
Idea of place and local characteristics
Geographic inquiry focuses on the spatial
Spatial arrangement of places and phenomena
o Human and physical
How are things organized
Spatial Distribution
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Space, place, and society paul. hackett@usask. ca office hours 130-3 tuesdays or by appointment. Hand in box: number 1 in kirk hall. Familiarize students with human geographic concepts and perspectives. To foster an ability to critically evaluate local regional and global patterns and events through a geographic lens. To prepare students for upper level study in geography. Develop sense of importance of space and place, the geographical imagination. Assignments: 4, 10% each, sept 21, oct 12, nov 2, nov 30. Midterm 15% october 18 in class: to measure where we are more than a test, all multiple choice. Hand in boxes in kirk hall first floor, box #2 for last name m-z. Include information and read instructions carefully: name, student number, etc. What is where, why is it there, and why do we care. Everything that is natural that we have adjusted, altered or replaced. Political-socio-economic: facilitates the use of existing statistical data, represent vernacular ideas of regions.

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