GEOGRAPHY

Welcome to the Geography  Department

 

Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world that we live in. Geography is unique in bridging the gap between the social sciences and the natural sciences, with both human geography and physical geography. Geography puts the understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions – recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography. Physical Geography focuses on issues such as climate change, biodiversity, hazards and water resources – many of the key issues of the 21st century.

 

Future career pathways include; tourism, climatologist, teaching, environmental management, urban planner, transport planner, community developer, GIS specialiast….to name but a few!

 

Some of the different sub topics within geography are listed below, split into the three themes of geography:

 

Human:

Poor World/ Rich World

Population

Rural

Urban

 

Physical:

Glaciation

Natural Hazards

Coastal

Weather

 

Global Issues:

Climate Change

World Development

Health and Disease

 

 

 

 

 

Geography Department Staff

 

Mrs S Semple (PT)                                                                 

Mr C Donnelly