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  Geography, Undergraduate - BSc Physical Geography F840
This degree is perfect for you if you wish to specialise purely in physical geography, with training in key technical skills and options to study important contemporary issues in physical geography and the physical sciences.
In year two students take modules which are primarily grounded in physical geography, combining core modules with free choice modules which make up ‘pathways’ of specialisation in particular areas.
There are five physical geography pathways which students can choose to follow, allowing students to combine modules to suit their interests.
www.le.ac.uk /geography/undergraduate/F840.html   (1075 words)

  Geography - MSN Encarta
The word geography was adopted in the 200s bc by the Greek scholar Eratosthenes and means “earth description.” Geographic study encompasses the environment of the earth's surface and the relationship of humans to this environment, which includes both physical and cultural geographic features.
Systematic geography is concerned with individual physical and cultural elements of the earth.
Regional geography is concerned with various areas of the earth, particularly the unique combinations of physical and cultural features that characterize each region and distinguish one region from another.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552030/Geography.html   (278 words)

 geography. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Human geography may in turn be subdivided into a number of fields, such as economic geography, political geography (with its 20th-century offshoot, geopolitics), social geography (including urban geography, another 20th-century ramification), environmental perception and management, geographical cartography, geographic information systems, and military geography.
Historical geography (which reconstructs geographies of the past and attempts to trace the evolution of physical and cultural features) and urban and regional planning are sometimes considered branches of geography.
Geography was first systematically studied by the ancient Greeks, who also developed a philosophy of geography; Thales of Miletus, Herodotus, Eratosthenes, Aristotle, Strabo, and Ptolemy made major contributions to geography.
www.bartleby.com /65/ge/geograph.html   (866 words)

 Geography Department
For MW sections of Physical Geography and the Lab (Geography 15), each semester there are 2-3 field trip options on Saturday morning(s) and/or Sunday afternoon(s), and Geography 1 and 15 students are only required to go on one trip, with more for extra credit.
Description: Cultural Geography analyzes human settlement and activity from a spatial and ecological perspective: map and environmental patterns of population, agriculture, industry, cities, cultural elements of language and religion, political organization, and land use.
Physical landscapes, climates, population, cultural patterns, livelihoods and international connections are all explored.
www.lahc.edu /earthscience/geography   (606 words)

 Physical Geography at School of Earth Sciences and Geography : Keele University
Physical Geography is a rapidly evolving science at the heart of our study of global environmental change.
Physical Geography is available both as a Dual Honours course (Physical Geography plus another subject for 3 years) and as a Single Honours course (Physical Geography plus another "minor" subject for 2 years, then just Physical Geography in the third year).
Physical Geography at Keele is taught in Earth Sciences and Geography housed in an excellently equipped building at the heart of an attractive campus.
www.esci.keele.ac.uk /applicants/physical   (332 words)

 What is geography?
Geography is best defined as the discipline that describes and analyses the variable character, from place to place, of the Earth as the home of human society.
As such, geography is an integrating discipline, studying many aspects of the physical and cultural environment that are significant to understanding the character of areas or the spatial organziation of the world.
Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence--how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's suface.
www.unh.edu /geography/Pages/What_is_geography.html   (410 words)

 ms state geosciences - geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Beginning with the physical geography of the region, the course then moves on to look at the historical geography and settlement patterns of the continent, it's cultural, economic, urban, ethnic, population, and industrial geography, and why they are unique in North America.
Throughout the course, students examine the historical and current geographies of the racial and ethnic makeup of Latin America, economic development, agriculture, mining and manufacturing, urbanization and population growth, political change, and various cultural aspects of the region.
GR 4233/6233: The Geography of Asia - A regional survey of the area east of the Ural mountains and the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, with emphasis upon place names, physical geography, cultural diversity and landscapes, geopolitical conflicts and environmental issues.
www.msstate.edu /dept/geosciences/4site/geography.htm   (1295 words)

 Department of Geography - The George Washington University
The Department of Geography at The George Washington University is dedicated to achieving excellence in research and education.
Geography is an integral part of the basic education of university students, occupying a central role in the pursuit of knowledge among complementary disciplines.
Offering introductory and a wide range of advanced courses, the faculty of geography is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and the incorporation of innovative methods of geographic analysis and communication.
www.gwu.edu /~geog   (164 words)

 UNL Anthropology and Geography - Geography Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Elements of Physical Geography (4 cr, lecture 3, lab 1) - Basic elements of the physical environment of the earth and its atmosphere.
Physical Meteorology (METR 466/866) (4 cr) Prerequisite: METR 255, CSCE 150, and PHYS 212.
Physical principles that provide the foundation for meteorology, including the absorption, scattering, and transmission of radiation in the atmosphere, cloud physics, precipitation process, atmospheric optics and lightning.
www.unl.edu /geography/gcourses_physical.htm   (1289 words)

 Physical geography Summary
Physical geography is a scientific discipline that addresses the distribution of natural features and processes within a spatial, or geographical, reference frame.
Physical geography or physiography is a subfield of geography that focuses on the systematic study of patterns and processes within the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.
Physical geography as a scientific discipline is usually contrasted with and complemented by its sister science Human geography.
www.bookrags.com /Physical_geography   (539 words)

 Physical Geography - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Physical Geography, branch of systematic geography concerned with the physical environment.
Oasis (physical geography), area within a desert where there is sufficient moisture for permanent vegetation to grow.
Bay (physical geography), portion of an ocean or lake that is partially surrounded by land.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Physical_Geography.html   (114 words)

 Physical Geography
Physical geography/Physiography focuses upon the character of, and processes shaping, the land-surface of the Earth and its envelope, emphasizes the spatial variations that occur and the temporal changes necessary to understand the contemporary environments of the Earth.
The definition is this: physical geography is the study of the form and function of the human sphere (anthroposphere), which is the zone of interaction between the ecosphere and the mental sphere.
In particular, we think that physical geography may claim as its core the human sphere and that its individuality lies in an approach boasting two patent geographical foci: the interconnectedness of environmental and human factors and the significance of local, regional and global scales.
www.wordtrade.com /science/earthscience/physicalgeography.htm   (2655 words)

 Department of Geography
The faculty members of the Department of Geography take the preceding statement of the 'Nature of Geography' as the defining framework for their teaching goal of training undergraduate and graduate students in the medium or discipline of modem geography.
The geography core courses are designed to give students an appropriate introduction at the university level to a selection of the basic thematic topics that concern the majority of modem academic geographers (e.g., the geography of development, social and cultural geography, weather and climate, and landform development).
The notion of a fundamental familiarity with the breadth of modem geography and the research techniques employed that is fostered by the core courses is matched by an opportunity for the undergraduate student to develop greater depth of knowledge in a particular portion of modem geography.
www.oir.uiuc.edu /assessment/plans/geography.html   (2762 words)

Geography is one of the oldest academic disciplines.
These two branches of geography are really only different in their approach; they are interdependent, and most geographers use a combination of both.
Geography also deals with the similarities of and differences between people in all parts of the world, where they live, and how they make a living.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /nature_gallery/geography.html   (2092 words)

 OUP Canada: Unit 01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Physical geography involves examinations of spatial processes and patterns in the physical environment, while human geography is concerned with spatial differentiation, the organization of human activity, and its interrelationships with the physical environment (Johnston et al., 2000).
An example of the use of models in physical geography is the development of a Global Circulation Model (GCM) by a climatologist to better understand the future impacts of enhanced global warming on precipitation totals in the Amazon Basin.
The geography of landscape and its evolution is a major subfield of physical geography.
www.oup.com /ca/he/companion/deblij/st_index/st_guide/unit1   (740 words)

 Department of Geography at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
Physical Geography.Physical geographers study the earth systems and environmental processes, as well as the locational arrangements of each phenomenon and their interactions as physical systems.
The Geography Club is an excellent way for you to meet people with similar interests and get involved with the department.
Students who are considering an undergraduate major in Geography are invited to consult with faculty advisors to discuss the specifics of their undergraduate program.
www.geography.wisc.edu /admissions/undergrad.htm   (738 words)

 Association of American Geographers
Courses in physical geography are important because they deal with earth processes that concern the human use of the earth.
Those with a good background in physical geography are well prepared to deal with problems of air pollution, water pollution, and the management and disposal of solid, toxic, and hazardous wastes.
Physical geographers also study the impact of such natural hazards as hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
www.aag.org /Careers/Physical_Geography.html   (588 words)

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Physical geography is the study of the natural processes that interact to produce the Earth’s varying physical environments.
A description of the physical geography of Ward Valley lays the groundwork for understanding the controversy surrounding the potential for contamination of area aquifers and the Colorado River.
Physical Geography is dedicated to the dissemination of significant research articles in geomorphology, climatology, biogeography, and related sciences.
www.lycos.com /info/physical-geography.html   (640 words)

 Santa Barbara City College - Geography
Geography is the study of the spatial distributions and space relations within the human-environment system composing the surface of the earth.
The Geography faculty select one student each year to be honored as “Outstanding Student.” Students are nominated by members of the faculty and selections are made on the basis of academic scholarship and a student’s contribution to our community’s understanding of political events.
Cultural geography is an exploration of culture around the world as seen in the patterns of settlement, belief systems, economic development, political units and responses to the physical world.
www.sbcc.edu /geography   (1117 words)

 Geography Course Descriptions
Physical geography examines spatial elements of the physical environment--weather, climate, vegetation, soils and landforms.
Urban Geography is concerned with instilling in students a working knowledge of the development, structure, functioning, and distribution of centers of human social, economic, and political activity, cities, through the application of spatial theories and models of human behavior.
Theories of urban/economic development are discussed to document the dynamic nature of the discourse on Urban Geography and to provide a basis upon which students may interpret subsequent issues covered in the course and to evaluate their own urban experiences.
www.kutztown.edu /acad/geography/coursedes.html   (2744 words)

 Geography (Physical)
Fieldwork is important in Physical Geography, and in addition to local excursions you will take residential field courses in the UK (in the first year) and overseas (currently a choice between Iceland or Spain in the second year).
The Physical Geography course is an ideal foundation for careers in earth sciences, conservation management, geo-consultancy and environmental research, as well as in traditional Geographical employment destinations such as planning, teaching, and academic research.
Physical Geography graduates can be expected to be competent in making written and spoken presentations, and in making informed assessments of all types of information and argument.
www.keele.ac.uk /undergraduate/prospectus/2007/courses/geogphys.htm   (1146 words)

 Geography, Department of Physical & Earth Sciences, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, U.S.A.
Geography's uniqueness is not derived from the subject matter studied, but from the discipline's technical and methodological approach to the locational analysis of phenomena.
A minor in physical geography emphasizes the processes and forces that effect the earth's surface and the interaction between the environment and the humans living within that environment.
Physical geography includes examination of the areas of meteorology, climatology, biogeography, pedology, and geomorphology.
www.jsu.edu /depart/geography/geoghome.html   (358 words)

 UA Geography and Regional Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Contemporary physical geography draws on a long-standing earth science tradition as well as current approaches in the environmental sciences to produce knowledge about natural systems, especially as they relate to society.
In recent decades, physical geography has come to organize itself in terms of systems and processes, both natural and human-caused, which are involved in environmental change at global, regional and local scales.
Increasingly, physical geography has come to play a pivotal role in many kinds of interdisciplinary environmental research projects that integrate natural and social science perspectives within and outside the discipline.
geog.arizona.edu /physical   (184 words)

 Physical Geography | School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences | Faculty of Science | Victoria University of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Physical Geography programme is part of the programme run by the Institue of Geography.
Physical geography is the study of the earth's surface features and processes.
Whereas the physical processes involved link the discipline closely to other earth sciences, the dependence of human activity on physical resources and human impact on the environment also link the subject to geography.
www.geo.vuw.ac.nz /physical-geography   (480 words)

 List of CSUN Geography Courses on Offer
An examination of the physical, historical, cultural, economic, and political factors that have shaped the contemporary European landscapes.
An examination of the geography of California emphasizing the evolution of contemporary patterns of population and settlement, resource exploitation, and human-environment interaction.
The physical, cultural, and regional geography of this pivotal and rapidly changing region extending from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
www.csun.edu /geography/HTML/classes_offered.html   (2498 words)

 Physical Geography Program :: Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
Professor Graham D. Rowles is a social geographer with an interest in the humanistic tradition and researches the geography of aging and the aged...
In 1999 geography was designated an RCTF (Research Challenge Trust Fund) program as part of a state effort to identify and enhance the state's top research and graduate programs.
Adding a physical geography research and graduate study element to the department's programswas a strategic decision designed to both make use of RCTF resources and achieve the lofty goals of the RCTF program.
www.uky.edu /AS/Geography/Program/Physical/program.php   (923 words)

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