- Understand: the importance of maps and some tools used to create them.
- Explain: the concept of places and how they are characterized from a spatial perspective.
- Describe: the various types of diffusion.
- Connect: the discipline of geography with other academic disciplines.
In this chapter, you will learn what geography is as well as some of the fundamental concepts that underpin the discipline. These fundamental terms and concepts will be interwoven throughout the text, so a sound understanding of these topics is critical as you delve deeper into the chapters that follow."