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    Yes it is also classed as a science, but why is it also classed as an arts/humanities?
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    (Original post by PQ)
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    Plus there are some universities that offer Geography and Environmental Science in their School of Humanities. BA not BSc though.
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    Because it's not a real science.
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Because it's not a real science.

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    thank you for that much valued input.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    thank you for that much valued input.
    Fine, yes, Geography's classed as a science, but a huge aspect of Geography is human Geography; which is concerned with people, communities and socio-economic dynamics and how geographical location influences this - things like globalisation, urbanisation, etc so it's also classed as a humanity
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Fine, yes, Geography's classed as a science, but a huge aspect of Geography is human Geography; which is concerned with people, communities and socio-economic dynamics and how geographical location influences this - things like globalisation, urbanisation, etc so it's also classed as a humanity
    Calm down Fix it Felix Jr. I was only joking with my last comment.
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    Calm down Fix it Felix Jr. I was only joking with my last comment.
    Well you asked for valid input and it doesn't look like you're getting much :rolleyes: I had to google who Fix it Felix was :lol:
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Because it's not a real science.

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    Real science = Biology, Physics or Chemistry
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    I don't think it relies on the scientific method, is the main reason. You can't really 'test' some things in Geography, like demolishing a city, to see if has an impact on tourism/urbanisation or culling elderly people to stop an ageing population.
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    Real science = Biology, Physics or Chemistry
    Mathematics? Oceanography? Geology (and its various subcategories)? etc etc.

    Yeah thats right, they aren't real sciences. They are a bunch of phonies.
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    It's under Sciences, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (well redirect in Social and Physical sciences).

    Human Geography is rooted more in the social sciences. Physical geography is rooted in the physical sciences.
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    At school, we had to do a GCSE in a humanity - which was either history, re or geography

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    I think it's a combination of both. I've heard physical geographers call it a physical science in terms of looking at rocks or soils or weather. But the human geography aspect of it social science/humanities. When I have to choose I describe it as a humanities because I personally study more human geography than physical (even though I get a BSc).
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    geography is classed as both a science and humanity subject, because it covers a broad spectrum of topics. Geography is actually a large underpin to many scientific subjects, without geography or knowing geographical theories a lot of things would be harder to explain, you will find a lot of scientists used to have geographical backgrounds of some sort of another. Geography also underpins many humanity subjects such as history.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Mathematics? Oceanography? Geology (and its various subcategories)? etc etc.

    Yeah thats right, they aren't real sciences. They are a bunch of phonies.
    It's arguable whether mathematics is purely a science. Pah, physics is the only real science, everything else is merely an application:

    I refer you to Ernest Rutherford:

    All science is either physics or stamp collecting
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    think this is enough said http://www.rgs.org/geographytoday/what+is+geography.htm
 
 
 
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