Human Geography

Overview

Geographers study how and why places across the Earth share similarities and are distinguished by differences. In comparison, physical geographers study climate zones and landforms, while human geographers study regions defined by cultural attributes like language, ethnicity, religion, political alliances, and economic interdependence. If you desire to travel the world or even visit a specific country, you are already an amateur geographer. In a human geography class, you will learn how to understand what’s happening in the world around you, a critical-thinking skill that forms the basis of quality education. In previous eras, you had to travel to see the world, but it often comes knocking at your doorstep in the age of globalization. Human geography teaches you how to answer that call and use your understanding of the world to succeed in this fast-paced, constantly changing increasingly interconnected global village.

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