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Key Themes in Human Geography. You probably already know this, but… http://geog.tamu.edu/sarah/humangeog.html. Key Themes. Disclaimer… Review of key themes Resources Questions. The Disclaimer…. I am a professor… I do not know anything about the test…

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key themes in human geography

Key Themes in Human Geography

You probably already know this, but…

http://geog.tamu.edu/sarah/humangeog.html

key themes
Key Themes
  • Disclaimer…
  • Review of key themes
  • Resources
  • Questions
the disclaimer
The Disclaimer…
  • I am a professor…
  • I do not know anything about the test…
  • If you already know the key concepts and themes, please feel free to leave
nature and perspectives
Nature and Perspectives…
  • The key to success…
population
Population
  • Malthus Model of Population Change
    • Population at geometric rate
    • Production at arithmetic rate
  • Result?
  • Malthusian Checks?
  • Criticisms…
cultural patterns processes
Cultural Patterns/Processes
  • Diffusion
    • Types
      • Expansion diffusion
  • Relocation diffusion
cultural processes and patterns
Cultural Processes and Patterns
  • Diffusion
    • Processes
      • Dissemination of information about the innovation
      • Adoption of innovation
agriculture and rural land use

How about in the real world?

Agriculture and Rural Land Use
  • Von Thunen’s Model of Land Use

$$$

$/2

$

Market

$$

1/2

1

10

Land

5

Transportation

Costs

$35

$5

$20

.50

Intensity of production and type of land use

varies with distance from the market.

industrialization development
Industrialization & Development
  • Weber’s Model
    • Transport costs
    • Labor costs
    • Economies of scale
  • Economic Sector Theory
    • Primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary
    • Rise and fall of sectors with development

Least cost location

sectors of the economy
Sectors of the Economy

Tertiary

Percent of Workforce

Secondary

Quaternary

Primary

Time

cities and urban land use
Cities and Urban Land Use
  • Central Place Theory
    • Central Place: a town or city that provides a common location for obtaining goods and services
    • Market Area: the hinterland (surrounding area) served by a central place
    • Range: the distance a customer will travel for a specific good or service
    • Threshold: purchasing power of customers/consumers that supports provision of good or service