Geography With Specialization In General
Its treatment of such issues is current and up-to-date, but broad enough that the book will remain relevant in the short term to medium. It is less successful at presenting new themes, currents, and debates within cultural geography. It almost entirely ignores the deeply theoretical nature of contemporary cultural and historical geography.
However, one wouldn’t likely define math as the study of calculators or of multiplication tables. Similarly, there is much more to geography and geographic inquiry than the study of maps. Alan Pred’s reference to Giddens’ structuration theory is embedded in his interest in Hägerstrand’s time geography. Above all, Pred wants to reconstruct the historical becoming of places and regions as expressions of structuration processes. Consequently, a given region has to be understood and analyzed as the result of transformation processes.
Geomorphology examines the Earth’s landmasses and the forces that build and change the lands. Oceanography considers the Earth’s oceans and seas, while climatology and meteorology address the world’s climates and weather respectively. All of these sub-fields of Geography interact with each other to cover the land, water, and life on Earth. Some geographers have conjointly tried to introduce a precise quantity of regionalism since the Eighties. This involves a posh definition of regions and their interactions with alternative scales. Define basic geographic terms, concepts, or theories important to World Regional Geography.
A degree in regional geography is useful for those who want to teach but is also valuable in today’s business world that is focused on overseas and long distance communications and networking. Caitlin Finlayson earned a Ph.D. in Geography from Florida State University in 2012 and a B.A. In Philosophy and Religious Studies from Winthrop University in 2007.
The aim of sociological research is to contribute to the developing body of sociological theory; hence sociology views area studies knowledge as a resource for pursuing theoretical ideas through systematic comparative analysis. As sociological theories fall in and out of favor, or conditions in the area change, different area studies issues may gain new sociological relevance. The course will deal with the physical environment and its challenges, the patterns of human activity and the geographical basis of regional co-operation. Only a very few human geographers nowadays would lay claim to being ‘regional geographers’, and in quite recent times regional geography has been described as if it was in need of exhumation rather than resuscitation. Even worse, it has sometimes seemed as though it has become an acceptable form of professional nostalgia, conjuring up memories of a golden age, now defunct.
There is a glossary but no index provided, although given this is a web-based document, one could simply search the document for terms. World Regional Geography is a broad exploration of the physical and human geography of Earth. As a survey course, GEG 200 examines the cultural, economic, environmental, and political characteristics of the world’s regions from a geographic perspective. Major topics include population, political and economic systems, development, globalization, areas of conflict, environmental issues, and current events. Geography is an integrative discipline to which society has assigned responsibility for the study of areas. It is expected to satisfy human curiosity about how much of what is where, and why it is there, in an organized manner that will facilitate comprehension and retention.