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Ch 59: Basics of Human & Cultural Geography

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Let us teach you about human and cultural geography with our video lessons. The videos in this chapter will go over different subtopics you'll need to know to fully understand the subject.

Basics of Human & Cultural Geography - Chapter Summary

If you want to learn the basics of human and cultural geography, go through this chapter to find helpful video lessons that will teach you all you need to know. Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, who will go over different subtopics clearly and comprehensively. You'll learn about the different approaches to geography and some of the things that are studied. Each video is dedicated to a specific subtopic, such as:

  • The definition, characteristics and studies of human and cultural geography
  • Contemporary approaches to geography
  • Environmental determinism and cultural ecology
  • Different types of regions
  • The spatial association of culture regions
  • Geographical similarities
  • The cultural influence on geographic regions

Track your progress as you go through each of these lessons by using your Dashboard. Once you've finished the lessons, you can also test your knowledge of these topics by answering the practice quiz questions provided in the chapter. The resources you have access to here will make studying human and cultural geography much less difficult!

7 Lessons in Chapter 59: Basics of Human & Cultural Geography
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Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

1. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.

Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

2. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.

Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

3. Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

How do cultures develop? How does the environment influence culture? In this lesson, we'll examine some of the historical and contemporary approaches to those questions, including environmental determinism and cultural ecology.

Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

4. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.

Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

5. Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

Have you ever noticed that people who live near water eat a lot of fish? Or that rainforests are in areas that have a lot of rain and high temperatures? In this lesson, we'll look at spacial associations in geography, as well as how they relate to culture.

Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

6. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

7. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

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