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Undergraduate Introductory Human Geography Textbooks: Less Theoretical and Basic, More Descriptive and Applied

  • Victoria L. Rivizzigno
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 15)

Abstract

Geographic education is a subfield of geography that deals with the teaching of geographic concepts and techniques. Emphasis is placed on what to teach as well as how to teach it. Undergraduate geographic education has undergone many changes recently, reflecting geography’s expanded scope of inquiry or research, and the adoption of new computer related technologies. As a result, undergraduate curricula and textbooks have changed to include such topics and techniques as locational analysis, quantitative methods, remote sensing, and computer cartography. These new curricula and textbooks also reflect the respective authors’ attitudes toward how geographic concepts and techniques should be taught, using either a ‘basic’ or an ‘applied’ research perspective.

Keywords

Human Geography Graduate Education Research Perspective Undergraduate Curriculum Introductory Text 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria L. Rivizzigno
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  1. 1.Department of Geology-GeographyUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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