Geo 201. Chapter 1: Human Geography, A Cultural Approach. Where, What, Why, How. Geographers want to know: - where places are - why people live where they live - what these people do for a living - how these places have changed over time
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Chapter 1: Human Geography, A Cultural Approach
The cultural approach studies the relationships among space, place, environment, and culture
a. Look for patterns and things that are repeated
b. Try to apply the scientific method to the study of people
c. Try to come up with theories, principles, that can be applied to all
d. Set up models stressing certain similarities
Hard to do when applying these to changing groups of people.
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- one way to look at movement/mobility is to examine the concept of
1. the movement of people, ideas, or things from one location to another
2. the spread of something
independent invention- a similar innovation developed in
different places, by different people at the
When an idea spreads, it is strongest where it starts – like a rock thrown into a pond.
Some see globalization as a way for people around the world to share in the prosperity of a growing world economy.
Ritter and von Humboldt have been called the Fathers of Modern Geography.
- Geographers look at how these alterations vary from region to region
2. Land Division Patterns – show the uses of a particular area of land as social,