Unit Code: GEO501

Unit Title: Introduction to Human Geography

This unit examines the relationship of human being with the geographical environment. With this interaction, both influence each other and as a result different kind of human landscape develops.  It introduces the basic principles of Human Geography and provides a context in which to understand lands and people other than ourselves. This unit will encourage students to know the first law of Geography introduced by Waldo R. Tobler’s in 1969, i.e. “Everything is related to everything else. But near things are more related than distant things.” There is a ‘geographical’ way to see people, places, and events, and it differs from the way a sociologist, an economist, or a political scientist, for example, might view the same phenomena. By understanding the concepts of Human Geography, one will be able to influence the way people view the universe and humanity.