What makes Geography different from other disciplines? The concept of space is the answer. This introductory course is intended to inspire students to think spatially – from global phenomenon to local issues. This course will introduce 9 to 11 types of sub-disciplines of Human Geography, which are Economic Geography, Development Geography, Environmental Geography, Urban Geography, Rural Geography, Population Geography, Cultural and Social Geography, Transport Geography, Health Geography and Historical Geography. It covers so many sub-disciplines of Human Geography in order to help students grasp the diversity and excitement of the subject.

It is a long tradition for Human Geographers to raise questions about spatial inclusion and exclusion and come up with solutions. By focusing on effects of economic, social and cultural developments on human and spatial behaviours, students in this course will understand the way how Geographers comprehend the world by analysing the spatial distribution of human activities on the planet.

By exploring the multi-faceted relationships between people and the world they inhabit, this course will show students how the planet is increasingly inter-connected and how people and places are differentially positioned. To illustrate this, we investigate a series of topics including development, environmental movement, new innovations over transport and so forth and so on. We examine these topics through a combination of lectures, group work and presentations.
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