Science College, General Science Dept
Today's class is being taught by Tux.
Geography comes from the word geo, “Earth,” and graphein, “to write.” It is the science that studies relationships among geographic area, society, natural systems, cultures and how these are interdependent on locations, measurements and the distribution of things. There are two main divisions within geography: physical and human/cultural.
Physical geography concerns itself primarily with physical elements such as: energy, air, water, weather, climate, landforms, soils, animals, plants and Earth itself. Cultural geography is concerned with economics, politics, history, technology, population, settlement, migration, behavior, culture and social activities. These activities are studied to understand how humans have changed and modified nature and how nature has changed and modified human beings.
The major part of this lesson will focus on an introduction to cultural geography. Important concerns are:
- Where are things in the world?
- What makes things special?
- What are relationships of people and places?
- What are the patterns and movements of people, products and information?
- How is the Earth divided into areas or regions of study?