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What is Geography?. The Content of Geography. The five themes of geography. 1. Location. 2. Region. The Pallouse Grasslands, Washington State. 3. Human-Earth relationships. Temperate forest in NW USA. 5. Movement. 4. Place.

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What is geography l.jpg

What is Geography?


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The Content of Geography


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The five themes of geography

1. Location

2. Region

The Pallouse Grasslands, Washington State

3. Human-Earth relationships

Temperate forest in NW USA

5. Movement

4. Place


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Physical GeographyThe study of all physical aspects of the Earth

  • Physical aspects are divided into four spheres:

    • The atmosphere

    • The hydrosphere

    • The lithosphere

    • The biosphere


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Careers in Geography

  • Primary Tracks

  • 1 Geo – Technology

    • Cartography

  • 2 Physical/Environmental Geography

  • 3 Human Geography

    • Regional and Urban Planning


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    Geo - Tech

    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

      • Computer mapping

      • Spatial Analysis

        • Multiple variables

          • Transportation, business, commerce/trade, or physical variables


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    Geo-Tech

    • Remote Sensing

      • Satellite Image Analysis

        • Physical variables

        • Human/Environmental

          • Terrain analysis

          • Land Use/ Land Cover Change

      • Aerial Photo Analysis


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    Remote Sensing and GIS


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    Climatology

    Meteorology

    Hydrology/ Water Resources

    Geomorphology

    Geology

    Biogeography

    Biology

    Pedology

    CAREERS

    Government

    Fed, State, Municipal

    Business

    Consulting

    Education

    TV

    Physical and Environmental Geography


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    Urban Planning

    Economic

    Cultural

    Political

    Historical

    CAREERS

    Government

    Fed, State, Municipal

    Business

    Consulting

    Education

    Sociology or Anthropology

    Political Science

    International Relations

    Human Geography


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    BECOME A GEOGRAPHY MAJOR

    • PROS

      • Exciting careers

      • Less monotonous deskwork

      • Good employment opportunities

      • Variety of options

      • Mentally challenging


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