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Human Geography Overview - Chapter Summary
We've put together this overview of human geography chapter to ensure you have quick access to this information at your fingertips. The video lessons included here cover subjects such as the characteristics of human and cultural geography and the distinctions and influences on the spatial association of culture regions. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to achieve the following:
- Discuss the role of vocabulary as a cultural influence in a geographic region
- Outline the functions of human settlements
- Compare the different types of human settlements
- Detail the theories and reasons surrounding human migration
- Identify the history of carrying capacity and human population growth
- Define social institutions with examples
- Describe the influence of culture and politics on local government boundaries
- Explain the military, political and economic alliances that allow cooperation among states
Take your time as you complete these lessons, going back as much as needed to any of the videos you'd like to see again. We've made it easy to quickly jump to specific sections of the videos by enabling video tabs in the Timeline. All you need is a tablet, computer or smartphone with an internet connection for a convenient and flexible way to study this information.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions
People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.
5. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons
Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.
6. Human Migration: Definition, Reasons & Theories
Human populations relocate for various reasons, and social scientists have explained these through a variety of theories. Explore several reasons and theories for migration, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity
Most of us are used to the current size of the human population but it was not always this large. In this lesson, we will explore the history of human population growth and the future of its growth.
8. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples
Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.
9. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence
This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.
10. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances
This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.
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