The 20 Most Interesting Geography Term Paper Topics To Write About

Geography is a far-reaching and diverse subject, with many different related paths and a lot of interesting topics to write about. However, because of the sheer number of possible topics to discuss, sometimes it can be difficult to find an essay subject that directly relates to your particular interests. For that reason, listed below are 20 of the most interesting geography topics to write about in term papers.

Firstly, it can be interesting to write your own paper title following one of the four templates listed below:

  1. Write about [a specific are] - choose an interesting country and write about any aspect of its physical or human geography.
  2. Write about the formation of a naturally exciting place - for example, the Nile, the Amazon basin, the Grand Canyon etc.
  3. Talk about a race of people, their history and their culture.
  4. Discuss a famous cartographer or famous map.
  5. Alternatively, answer any one of the following questions or adapt it slightly for your own use:

  6. How and why do earthquakes happen?
  7. How and why do volcanoes erupt?
  8. How important is flooding in sustaining human life?
  9. Evaluate the climate change of [a specific area].
  10. Explore the economic, social and environmental impacts of oil and gas in [a specific area].
  11. Map the hazards of landslides in [a specific area].
  12. Describe the change in the landscape of Japan following the tsunami of 2011.
  13. Discuss how glaciers are formed.
  14. Describe and analyse the continental drift from the time of Pangaea through to the present day.
  15. Why do some areas become urban areas?
  16. How important a factor for its climate is the Sahara’s position on the globe?
  17. Describe the history of the political geography of Britain.
  18. Identify and discuss the key factors of coastal erosion.
  19. What can we do with our waste? Suggest an alternative to burying our rubbish.
  20. Discuss the rise of public housing and its relationship (if any) to the decline of the housing industry.
  21. Explain the main factors and indicators of climate change.

The subject of geography is vast, but these 20 suggested essay titles offer variety and a spread across human and physical geography, as well as many other sub-disciplines. They are all fruitful and fascinating areas of study and lend themselves well to the learning of any student at any level.

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