GEOGRAPHY of UTAH - webtext DRAFT 2015 -- please use with professional courtesy... attribute sources (original sources are generally in web-file address). Contact author with suggestions or to offer assistance such as non-copyrighted photographs, diagrams of Utah's physical and human geographies. REMINDER -- this web-text is DRAFT and its primary purpose is to gather together abundant evidence of the spatial diversity of Utah's geography, meaning, every county in Utah had unique evidence of the 15 themes such as unique geology (GEOSPHERE); unique DEMOGRAPHICS... and this web-text presents evidence and Big Concepts of Geog3600 - UofU Geography of Utah. .

 

Genevieve Atwood, Ph.D.

Geography of Utah STUDENTS!!! Read this introduction in Week 1 of the course

--- LM01-Overview-

 

 Chapters not necessarily learning modules!!

PART ONE – Explore concepts of geography

The five great themes of GEOGRAPHY… anywhere, including UTAH

 

 

01

LOCATION – Utah , Crossroads of the West

02

PLACE – Utah, This is the Place

03

INTERACTIONS – Utah … inescapable webs of relationships

04

MOVEMENT – Immigration or Emigration Canyon

05

REGIONS. 1 Great State ; 2 (major) hydrologic regions; 3 physiographic regions; 4 climate regions; 5 bioregions; --- and 29 counties.

 

 

 

PART TWO

Utah ’s physical geography tied to Utah's human geography, an Earth systems approach.

06

Utah ’s Geosphere – Utah, the bedrock state?

07

Utah ’s Hydrosphere – Utah where water is for fighting over

08

Utah ’s Atmosphere – Utah weather and climate… past, present, future

09

Utah ’s Biosphere – Flora and Fauna… where and why

10

Utah ’s Anthrosphere – Regions and peoples... past and present. --

 

 

 

PART THREE – Geography is a social / behavioral science

BRIEF INTRODUCTION (y2012- LM06)

Explore issues of social and behavioral sciences

11

Sources of data for exploring social and behavioral science issues

12

Demographics – Demography Is Destiny... in what ways?

13

Economics- Utah - issues of wealth, consumption, and equity

14

Sociology- Utah- issues of social structure, families, migration, and heritage

15

Politics- Issues of Utah politics and government

 

CONCLUDING CHAPTERS - Utah... indeed This is Our Place

16

Special Places - Recreation and Utahns .

17

Review – Geography of Utah , sense of place