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Exam #1 Review
Module 1: Introduction to Human geography lectures
Geography- the study of earth’s surfaces- bridge between social sciences and
How geographers think? They think spatially, not in isolation. They observe
relative locations, distribution patterns and think in relationships.
Human geography- study of people and places - how we fill spaces, how we make
places, how we organize space and society, how we int eract with each other in
places, how we make sense of them
Questions human geographers ask and try to answer.
Human geography background
5 themes (prepare examples)
Relative vs. absolute location
Sense of place
Human and environment interaction (prepare examples)
Human impacts to marine ecosystems
Formal vs. functional region
Spatial (in space) and scale (the way we frame the world)
Temporal (in time)
Techniques and tools geographers use (GIS, GPS, remote sensing, online mapping)
Basics of human geography (know all 5) Rachel Carson and DDT
Is earth one system?
Geographers study all aspects of social and physical systems through the lens of
This is what distinguishes us from physical geographers
Module 2: Global climate change lectures
Human geographers strive to look at the total of the interrelationships of global
What does this mean?
Scientific vs. internationa l debate
Why a controversial concept?
Major debate-international agreements?
Who is to blame?
Developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries.
Mitigation and adaptation
IPCC-intergovernmental panel on climate change
Pew center on global climate change