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GEOG 1001

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IntroductionRegions an area defined by uniform characteristicsoVernacular have vague cognitive boarders Used by the public to refer to a general area Combination of traits that are real or imaginedThe southoFormal distinct boundaries constructed using 1 specific traitoFunctional based on a certain activity or organization 5 Traditions of GeographyoLocation specific locationoPlace unique properties of a place no two places on earth are alikeoMovement communication circulation migration and diffusion across the Earths surfaceoRegion an area defined by uniform characteristicsoHumanEarth Relationships human interaction with an environment resource exploitation environmental pollution hazard perceptionLecture Key Terms and ConceptsGlobalization increasing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of economic political and cultural changeoHow places remain distinct more interconnected and interdependentConverging Currents of GlobalizationoGlobal Communications oGlobal TransportationoPowerful transnational corporations and financial institutions oInternational free trade agreementsoMarket economies and privatization Homogenous global consumer cultureProGlobalization 6 reasons for GlobalizationoNew wealth will trickle down from rich to poor countries and individualsoLogical expression of modern international capitalism oSpreads benefits of new ideas and technologiesoWorlds poorer countries can catch up with the wealthy onesoNeed to attract capital from abroad will force countries to adopt sound economic policiesoEconomic system wealth and means of producing wealth are privately owned and controlled rather than public or state controlledCritics of GlobalizationoNot natural the economic policies promoted by core countries results in economic inequality between countriesoPromotes free market export oriented economies at expense of localized sustainable economiesoThe free market economic model promoted for developing countries is not the same one that Western industrial counties used for their own developmentoEncourages bubble economiesPopulation IndicatorsoRNI Rate of Natural Increase How much the population is growing or shrinking NO migration included RNIgrowing population of births minusof deaths World average 12 per yearoTFRtotal fertility RateoAverage number of children born per women
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