FC: Geography In Easy Terms By: Joel Mattingly
1: Spatial Terms A spatial relation specifies how some object is located in space in relation to some reference object. Since the reference object is usually much bigger than the object to locate, the other is often shown by a point. The reference object is often represented by a bounding box.
2: Places and Regions The identities and lives of individuals and peoples are rooted in particular places and in those human constructs called regions.
4: Physical Systems Often a system in this sense is chosen to correspond to the more usual meaning of system, such as a particular machine. The water in a lake, or indeed the water in the lake next to this definition, can be considered a physical system.
6: Human Systems It details human, political, cultural, social and economic aspects of the social sciences. While the major focus of human geography is not the physical landscape of the Earth, it is not possible to discuss human geography without going into the physical landscape with which human activities are being played out and environmental geography which is an important link between the two.
8: Uses of Geography Knowledge of geography enables people to develop an understanding of the relationships between people, places, and environments over time.
10: Environment and society Social and environmental problems are deeply intertwined. The Society and Environment major introduces students to the main approaches and theory for environmental social sciences, including how social science tools can be applied to environmental problems, and how social science theories contribute to understanding environmental problems.
12: References Geography notes Wikipedia.com