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modification of the natural landscape by human activities

cultural landscape

transformation of the land and the ways that humans interact with environment is the study of

cultural geography

the field that studies the relationship between the natural environment and culture

cultural ecology

4 schools of thought in cultural geography

1. Environmental determinism
2. Possibilism
3. Environmental Perception
4. Cultural determinism

geographers that believe that the physical environment, especially the environment and terrain, actively shape culture so that human responses are completely molded by environment

environmental determinism

people are the primary architects of culture and any physical environment offers many possibilities for a culture to develop


human perception of the environment shapes view of environment

environmental perception

human culture is more important than environment in shaping human actions-- humans in opposition to nature

cultural determinism

complex mis of values, beliefs, behaviors, and material objects


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