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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Cotton Gin, The Peripheral, Redlining
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Ranching: A form of commercial agriculture in which livestock graze over an extensive area Semi-arid or arid land MDC’s Transhumance: The seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures Comme...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Four Noble Truths, Major Religious Groups, The Asia Foundation
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Universalizing Religion: A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location 3 Biggs – Christianity, Islam, Buddhism Christianity: Origin – Israel 2 billion adherents Known ...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Folklore, Forced Migration
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Cultural Push and Pull Factors: The 2 main push factors are slavery and political instability. Millions of people were captured and shipped to many different countries as prisoners or slaves. People called refugees are f...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Greenwich Mean Time, International Date Line, Thematic Map
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General Geography: US road map is not a thematic map Every meridian is the same length and has the same beginning and end According to environmental determinism, the physical environment causes social development ...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Subsistence Agriculture, Spinach, Agriculture In Mesoamerica
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Rostow’s Stages of Development Model: Rostow, in the 1950’s, made a 5 stage model of the international trade development approach. 1. The traditional society: the country has not yet started process of development ...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Sub-Saharan Africa, Demographic Transition, Infant Mortality
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Mortality: Two useful measures of mortality in addition to the crude death rate already discussed are the infant mortality rate and life expectancy. Infant mortality rate (IMR)-the annual number of deaths of infants unde...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Walter Christaller, Megacity, Jean Gottmann
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Gentrification: Done privately The process of high income people going to low income places and kicking the people out Usually areas where houses are worn down, looks very trashy The high income people build houses in e...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: International Date Line, Acculturation, Greenwich Mean Time
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Density: The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area. Density does not tell you where something is, just strictly numbers Arithmetic Density: The total number of people divided by the total la...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Birth Rate, Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate
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Globalization of Culture: Globalization due to interchanging beliefs and customs Globalization of Economy: Globalization due to business Environmental Determinism: Physical environment dictates the social environme...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Population Connection, Total Fertility Rate, Counterurbanization
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Neo-Malthusians: Study Malthus’ theory They point out that the amount of farmland is decreasing while the population is increasing. Global Warming could interfere with food production. Both extensification and intensif...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Altaic Languages, Devanagari, Afroasiatic Languages
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Language: Language Family: A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history Language Branch: A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that exi...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture 6: Nationality
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Nationality/Nationalism: Nationality is identity with a group of people that share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there. Nationalism is loyalty and devotion to a ...

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SOIM-UB 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Central Place Theory, Concentric Zone Model
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Concentric Zone Model: A general model that cities are based upon that Burgess developed in 1925 The plan of a city (urban planner) may be based on the concentric zone model Relates the distance to the city to how wealth...

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