Human Geography


Geographers study how and why places across the Earth share similarities and are distinguished by differences. While physical geographers study topics such as climate zones and landforms, human geographers study regions that are defined by cultural attributes like language, ethnicity, religion, political alliances, and economic interdependence. If you have a 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 in the age of globalization, it often comes knocking at your doorstep. Human geography teaches you how to answer that call, and how to use your understanding of the world to be successful in this fast-paced, constantly changing, the increasingly interconnected global village we call home.

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