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GGR208H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Population Geography, Human Geography


Department
Geography
Course Code
GGR208H5
Professor
dr.Jeff May
Lecture
1

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Lecture 1: January 5th, 2016
Populaon geography is a branch within human geography
Populaon Geography: the study of the ways in which spaal variaon in
the distribuon, composion, migraon and growth of populaon are
related to the nature of places
Spaal Variaon: means that populaon is di$erent in di$erent places so
when we talk about populaon in place A and place B, we are talking
about di$erent things and then we can make comparisons
… di$erent in terms of
Distribuon
Composion
Migraon
Growth
(These are the four fundamentals that help to understand populaon
geography)
Distribuon: relave concentraon of people or something, how well
things are distributed about the place (Example: in classroom, more
people sit near the main doors)
Composion: how a populaon is composed/ what makes up a
populaon, you can look an any di$erent characterisc of a populaon
and talk about composion (Example: white people (race))
Migraon: basically moving from one place to another (Example: too
crowded)
Growth: increase in a populaon
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