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

Weekly Discussion Sections

  (last updated: Dec. 12, 2000)

This Schedule is subject to change. Check the online version for updates!
All assigned readings are from the course readers. The success of the discussion section depends on your participation, so it is important to complete the assigned readings before you come to the discussion section.
 Wk

 Beginning date

 Topic and Readings

 1

Aug 29
 Introduction
Reader 1: Latitude, Longitude, Infinitude

2

Sept 5
 Diffusion
Reader 2: An English Speaking World
discussion homework wk2

3

Sept 12
Patterns of subsistence
Reader 3: Setting the Scene and Yanomami Apocalypse
discussion homework wk3

4

Sept 19
 Economic and social impacts of globalization
Reader 4: Manufacturing Poverty, The Maquiladorization of Mexico discussion homework wk4
Assignment #1 due
geography research on the web

5

Sept 26
Population Policies
Reader 5: Taking Population Seriously
Population Geography from about.com, Animated population pyramid for the U.S.

6

Oct 3
Conflicting interests in the Amazon rainforest
Reader 6: Big Business in the Amazon
discussion homework wk6
study guide

7

Oct 10
Landscape and Cultural Geography
Reader 7: The Heritage of Cultural Geography
discussion homework wk7

8

Oct 17
Environmental degradation: pollution
Reader 8: The Earth as Output: Pollution
Assignment #2 due by Friday 10/20
discussion homework wk8

9

Oct 24
 Development: The "Third World" Experience
Reader 9: National Perspectives on Third World Development
discussion homework wk9

10

Oct 31
 Patterns of Agriculture Traditional vs. Modern
Reader 10: "The Harvest" Mayan farming techniques.
Reader 11: "Land Labs"
discussion homework wk10
Students leading discussion MUST arrange a time to meet with the instructor as a group.

 Wk

  Beginning date

 Topic and Readings

11

Nov 7
Agriculture: effects of the Green Revolution
2nd Reader #1: Women and the Green Revolution
study guide for Thursday's midterm
discussion homework wk11

12

Nov 14
Geography Awareness Week
The Borneo Project
2nd Reader # 2: "Why & What are Geographic Information Systems?" (read pages in this order: pp.9, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10)
2nd Reader # 3: "Whose Woods are These?"
2nd Reader # 4:"Cash vs. an allegiance to heritage" & "Gold is pitted against a vital resource"
*Additional handouts for this week:
"The Savior of Sarawak," "Survivors," "TREES color brochure," "Tree People's L.A. Pilot Project," "Rain Brainstorm."
discussion homework wk12
Assignment #3 due by Friday 11/17

13

Nov 20
 Thanksgiving: discussion sections will not meet this week

14

Nov 27
 Urban Geography
2nd Reader pp.37-38 Urban Growth
2nd Reader # 5: "Cultural Identity, Sexual Liberation and Urban Structure: the Gay Community in San Francisco"
discussion homework wk14

15

Dec 5
 Urban Geography
2nd Reader # 6: "The Responsible City"
Assignment #4 due Friday 12/8 - by 1:00pm - not by e-mail!
discussion homework wk15
 Finals

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

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