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Chapter 1: Thinking GEOGRAPHICALLY
Topics: Chapter 1 "Thinking Geographically" (pages 2-43 in textbook)
Developing a Geographic perspective:
Deals with the development of a 'spatial perspective' - or viewing things in terms of where they are (this course if often called the 'why of where' - includes key concepts that help develop this perspective, along with the 5 themes of geography.
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY/DEVELOPING A SPATIAL PERSPECTIVE|
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|homework—MENTAL MAPS *if file doesn't open, see image below|
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Maps & Geographic Tools (pages 5-9 in text):
No getting around maps in a geography course! this topic deals with how to read maps, types of maps, scales, and contemporary geographic tools such as gps, gis, and remote sensing.
Judgmental Map of NYC (example of Mental/Cognitive Mapping)
|Maps and Contemporary Geographic Tools (powerpoint 2)|
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|Why Are We Changing Maps? The West Wing (mp4 video to go with PowerPoint 2 - Maps) 4 mins|
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Regions (pages 17-22 in text):
Deals with the concept of regionalization at number of scales - includes types of regions (e.g., formal, vernacular) and the characteristics that constitute a region.
Place (pages 13-16 in text):
Deals with the concept of place including definitions and the 4 ways to describe place.
Scale (pages 28-35 in text)
One of the most important concepts in the course, this deals with spatial (or 'territorial') scale, and how to use scale at different levels of analysis (global, regional, national, local).
Globalization (pages 29-31 in text):
Deals with the interconnectedness of our world in cultural and economic terms. *This was also the primary topic of your summer assignment, so it should be somewhat familiar to you.
|The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman (book excerpt for Globalization)|
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|No Reservations - U.S./Mexico Border episode (video clip for Globalization)|
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Chapter 2: Population
|HOMEWORK: "60 Minutes-The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Giving Away a Fortune" (video can be viewed below)|
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Topics: Chapter 2
Population Distribution (p. 46-52 in text):
Introductory topic that discusses the major distributions of the world's population of 7 billion people, as well as some basic demographic concepts.
"7 Billion: Are You Typical?" - National Geographic VIDEO on characteristics of people on Earth (YOUTUBE)
population characteristics (p. 53-55 in text):
This is where all the vocab is! deals with ways of measuring population (crude birth/death rates, life expectancies, fertility rates, etc.)
Demographic Transition model & population pyramids (p. 56-66):
These 2 complimentary topics deal with the first model of the course, as well as the visual aid of population pyramids, and how to read them.
|7 Billion - How We Got So Big So Fast (mp4 video clip to go with PowerPoint 3 - Demographic Transition Model)|
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Overpopulation & Malthusian Theory (p. 66- 70 in text):
Deals with definitions of overpopulation, resource issues, and the theories of economist Thomas Malthus.
Deals with the formal laws/regulations when states (countries) want to either have more or less people, for various reasons (e.g. china's 'one child policy').
Epidemiology/world health threats (p. 71-73 in text):
Deals with the geography of disease including major health threats (e.g., Ebola, HIV/aids) as well as ways the developed world & philanthropic organizations (e.g., the bill & Melinda gates foundation) works to confront these illnesses.
|Epidemiological Model and World Health Threats (powerpoint 7)|
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Documentary: China's Lost Girls (National Geographic) *We'll watch in class
Chapter 3: Migration
Topics: Chapter 3
Migration types and motivations: deals with the different types of movement among people, as well as the cultural, economic, and political reasons for migration patterns.
|From Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian railroad (Images Across Russia)|
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Characteristics of migrants:
Deals with ravenstein's 'laws' of migration, including demographic characteristics of migrants (age, sex, family, etc.)
Global & Domestic Migration Patterns:
Deals with the historical migration patterns to the u.s. from Europe in the 19th century, as well as from asia and latin America today. also deals with global patterns of human movement.
Internal Migration types:
Deals with the 3 major types of internal migration (as opposed to 'international migration') including: rural to urban, urban to suburban, and counterurbanization.
obstacles to immigration: deals with the attitudes, governmental policies (like quotas) and nativist sentiments that make it difficult for immigrants to assimilate into new countries.
|Headscraves & Cruxifixes (Auslander) - reading excerpt about Muslim Treatment in France (banning of garb origins)|
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Documentary: "God Grew Tired of us" *(we'll watch in class - assignment below image)
|God Grew Tired of Us (NEW *2017-2018) -handout for documentary watched in class|
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Chapter 4: Folk & Popular Culture
|Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal (Schlosser, 2006) - Introduction|
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Chapter 5: Language
Topics: Chapter 5
Language & culture:
Language is the most important element of human culture - this topic deals with how and why that is.
Deals with the difference between language families, branches, & groups, as well as going through some of the major global language families (see tree visual above and in your textbook/PowerPoint below).
How English relates to other languages:
Deals with the development of English as a language in British isles, and how English became the global lingua franca through colonialism.
Preservation of Languages:
Deals with how languages become endangered and extinct, as well as the techniques linguists use to preserve these languages. also deals with language revivals.
|New York, City of Endangered Languages (NY Times Video -mp4 - to go with PowerPoint 4 - language preservation)|
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Chapter 6 - Religion
Topics: Chapter 6
Universalizing vs. ethnic religions: major differences in characteristics between universalizing and ethnic religion, including historical background and distributions.
Ethnic religions: background on world's major ethnic religions (e.g., Judaism, Hinduism, etc.)
Holy places & Sacred spaces: definitions of sacred spaces, differences in sacred spaces between universalizing and ethnic religions, and a visual presentation of location of each on earth.
Religious organizational patterns: details hierarchical vs. egalitarian religions, and the impact of religion on the physical landscape (e.g., burial, churches, etc.)
religious conflicts: case studies of some of the most well known historical and contemporary clashes between religious groups/organizations (e.g., Israel, northern Ireland, partition of India)
MIDERM REVIEW SHEET
|REVIEW SHEET (2017-2018) - This has all the terms/concepts that MAY appear on your midterm next week - you are responsible for all of them!|
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Chapter 7 - Ethnicity
Topics: Chapter 7
Race vs. ethnicity: differences between anthropological/historical definitions of 'race' versus the concept of ethnicity.
|Race & Ethncity - definitions and differences (PowerPoint 1)|
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Distributions of ethnicities in u.s.: as It implies, this deals with where major ethnic groups live within the united states (e.g., Chinese, Indian, Hispanic groups, etc.).
|Distribution of Ethnicities in the United States (PowerPoint 2)|
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Nation-States & Nationality: *this is important! differences between nations, states, and nation-states, as well as multi-national vs. multi-ethnic states. also details citizenship and nationality.
|"Immagined Communties" (Anderson) - reading for ppt 3 (above)|
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|From Beirut to Jerusalem excerpt (Friedman) - to go with Nations, States, and Nation-States Powerpoint 3|
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Ethnic conflicts, ethnic cleansing, and genocides: deals with conflicts between ethnic groups, including several real-world examples of both conflict and genocides.
Srebrenica Revisited (NY Times 07/10/15) *article on the infamous Srebrenica massacre in the early 1990's
|RWANDAN GENOCIDE ASSIGNMENT ("Malthus in Africa" - Diamond, 2005, Paper Assignment)|
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Film: Hotel Rwanda
Chapter 8 hw - north korea
|INSIDE NORTH KOREA HW (due SUNDAY by 11:59pm, or earlier)|
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