What is geography and environmental science

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Geography is an interdisciplinary subject with natural and social science content, perspectives and methods. This integrative approach is the strength of this subject. Geography puts knowledge about physical, socio-economic processes in the concrete context of places and regions and thus conveys a differentiated picture of the different cultures, economic forms, political and social systems, physical environments and landscapes that shape our earth. The focus in Basel is on the analysis of human-environment relationships using the example of environmental change and changes in land use.

The scientific "physical geography" puts nature and landscape in the foreground and examines the structure and dynamics of the physical environment and the processes taking place in it. Based on this, the focusesBachelor of Science specializing in geography and geology on the physical-geographical aspects of the system earth, the consequences of environmental change, especially that brought about by humans and the resulting risks for the sustainability of the environmental services required by humans. in the Bachelor of Arts in Geography on the other hand, these scientific factors are taken into account, but the focus is on people. The focus is on the analysis of land use changes, taking into account socio-economic factors such as population dynamics, eating habits or agricultural and energy policies.