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ERIC Number: ED053050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 17
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Geographic Considerations in International Studies.
Kott, Richard F.
Based on students' generally shallow knowledge of geographic concepts on the one hand and a new and almost universal awareness of man in his milieu on the other, the author seeks to draw attention to the discipline of geography, and more specifically, political geography as an essential, fundamental component of international studies. The application of geography to international studies is interpreted through a summary of the major outlines of the discipline of geography, and an examination of the essential role of regional analysis, both to geographers, and other social scientists. The author points out that geography, by providing a spatial awareness, gives a dimension to education without which the study of man on earth is incomplete. There are a number of social/world issues facing us (population, economic development, increasing involvement between nations) which demand understandings from the field of geography. Without this foundation of geographic-spatial concern there is grave danger that policy judgments might too often be made without important evidence. A short bibliography is appended. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.