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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
U.C. EXTENSION, 2000 FALL FRESHMEN PROGRAM
Geography 4

 Daily Calendar and Links

  (last updated: Dec. 12, 2000)

This calendar is constantly updated to reflect what went on in class. Check the online version for updates!
geography research on the web

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 T  Aug 29  Introduction: what is geog and fundamental concepts, scale.
 Th  Aug 31  Concepts and processes in Geography: mapping data
Lectures - Maps and cognition, Map Related Sites, Terra cognita

2
 T  Sept 5  Overview of assignments
Concepts and processes in Geography: diffusion, cartographic communication
 Th  Sept 7  Lectures - Map projections, Spatial interaction, and introduction to location theory and the industrial revolution.
Atlas of Cyberspaces 1, 2

3
 T  Sept 12 Lecture: Development of Core Areas
Rainforest links
 Th  Sept 14  Lectures - International division of labor, fast and slow worlds, the 'periphery:' globalization impacts. Lecture on Colonialism in Africa. VIDEO: Excerpts from "Clash of Cultures"

4
 T  Sept 19  Population: distribution, structure, measurement, debates.
Population Geography from about.com, Animated population pyramid for the U.S.
 Th  Sept 21  Migration: VIDEO: "El Norte" study questions

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 Sept 26
 Nature as a Concept

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 Sept 28  Human action and environmental change

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 Oct 3  MIDTERM EXAM 1 (in class) study guide
Frequently asked questions for the first midterm

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 Oct 5  Interpreting Places and Landscapes:
VIDEO: "Imagining New Worlds" study questions

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 Oct 10  Culture and Geography

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 Oct 12 Modern and Postmodern Spaces, Measures of Development

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 Oct 17 Development and underdevelopment theories, pathways to development

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 Oct 19  Globalization and Economic Development as Discourse
**OCT 20 - LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT A "W" ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT

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 Oct 24

Videos: "The Lost Empire of the Tiwanaku" & "The Promise of the Land" study questions

Traditional agriculture: hunting and gathering, shifting cultivation, pastoralism

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 Oct 26  Agricultural revolutions, intensive subsistence methods, commercial agriculture. Lecture on Agriculture and soils

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 Oct 31  Commercial agriculture: impact on environment; sustainable agriculture. Lecture on Modern Agriculture

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 Nov 2  Political Geography. Lecture on: Nations, states, nation-states.

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 Nov 7  Political geography theories: boundaries and shapes of states

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 Nov 9   MIDTERM EXAM 2 (in class) study guide
Frequently asked questions for the second midterm

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 Nov 14  Geography Awareness Week -- The Borneo Project

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 Nov 16  Geography Awareness Week -- Gold Mining in Nevada, Accounting for Resources in Los Angeles - TREES

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Nov 21 Introduction to urbanization and cities, location, functions, origins.
Video on Sao Paulo

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 Nov 23  Thanksgiving; no class

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 Nov 28 Urban location: ancient and modern cities, urban hierarchy, central place theory

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 Nov 30  Guest Speaker: Trevor Hailey
A history of the Bay Area Gay and Lesbian Community.

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 Dec 5  Internal structure of cities: models of city structure. Problems of the inner city: urban renewal, urbanization problems.
video on Edge Cities

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 Dec 7  Future Geographies, Review for the final - study guide

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 Dec 12  Finals week - office hours- I will be at my office Tuesday from 3:15 -4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

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 Dec. 14  FINAL EXAM study guide 1:00-4:00pm in room 202
Frequently asked questions for the second midterm


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