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Department
Geography
Course Code
01:450:103
Professor
Mott
Study Guide
Final

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Rutgers
01:450:103
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Lecture 1
Human Geography
Human geography is a social science
Where people are and why?
About human connections to places and locations
Key Concerns of Human Geography
Space
Place
Location
Movement
Human/Environment interaction
Regions
Geographic Societies
o RGS: Royal Geographic Society
o AGS: American Geographical Society
o AAG: American Association of Geographers
Era of European Dominance
Late 14th century
Its span lasted about 500 years
Great Britain ruled about 25% of land in the world
BRICI: Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia
History Changes Spaces of Today
Geographers Roles
Explore
Cartograph
Documentation of Resources
Descriptions of land and people they interact with
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Forced migration
1820
o There were 4 slaves per 1 European
o 4/5 slaves were women
England, Portugal, Spain, France, Denmark and the Netherlands
o Large scale plantation agriculture
o Sugar, rice, coffee, tobacco, cotton
Needed slaves to work the plantations
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North and South America
o Initially used indigenous labor
o Increasingly used enslaved Africans
European Colonialism and the Colonial Legacy
o 500 year period (15th through 20th centuries)
o Global
o The legacy
o European social and cultural norms
o Language
o Architecture, urban space
o Social gentrification
Gender, race, class
Charles Darwin
o 1809-1882
o On the Origin of Species (1859)
o Species adapt and evolve
o He went to the Galapagos Islands where he saw many new species
o Also saw adaptations and stuff
How did Geograpehrs Use Darwin’s Ideas?
o Significance of environment on human activity
o Relationship between environment and human social evolution
o Environmental determinism
o Theories of social development
o Theories of geopolitical power
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