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

Lecture dates, topics and readings

 (last updated: Dec. 12, 2000)  

This Schedule is subject to change. Check the online version for updates!

Assigned readings are from the textbook, Human Geography, unless otherwise stated.

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

1
 T  Aug 29  Introduction: what is geog, traditions, tools, fundamental concepts
 Th  Aug 31  Concepts and processes in Geography:
Reader 1: Latitude, Longitude, Infinitude

2
 T  Sept 5  Overview of assignments
Concepts and processes in Geography: diffusion, cartographic communication
Ch. 1: Geography Matters, pp. 1- 51
(is on reserve at the Earth Sciences Library in McCone Hall.)
 Th  Sept 7 Development of early core areas, Geographic expansion, industrialization and internal devt. of 'core' regions
Ch. 2: The Changing Global Context, pp. 53-78
(is on reserve at the Earth Sciences Library in McCone Hall.)

3
 T  Sept 12  The 'periphery:' international division of labor, globalization impacts
Ch. 2: The Changing Global Context (contd.), pp. 79-97
 Th  Sept 14  Population: distribution, key terms, measurement
Ch. 3: Geographies of Population, pp. 99-119

SEPT 15 - LAST DAY TO ADD A CLASS

4
 T  Sept 19  Population debates, policies, and theories:
Ch. 3: Geographies of Population (contd), pp. 119-127, 138-145
 Th  Sept 21  Migration: VIDEO: "El Norte" study questions
Ch. 3: Geographies of Population (contd), pp. 127-137

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

5

 T

 Sept 26
 Nature as a Concept
Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology pp. 147-169
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp.219-225

 Th
 Sept 28  Human action and environmental change
Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology (contd.), pp. 169-186

6

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

 Th
 Oct 5  Interpreting Places and Landscapes
Ch. 6: Landscapes, Places, and Spaces pp. 229-257
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp. 189-207

7

 T
 Oct 10  Culture and Geography
Ch. 6: Landscapes, Places, and Spaces (contd.), pp. 257-265

 Th
 Oct 12   Modern and Postmodern Spaces, Measures of development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development, pp.267-285

8

 T
 Oct 17 Development and underdevelopment theories, pathways to development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development (contd.), pp.285-297

 Th
 Oct 19  Globalization and Economic Development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development (contd.), pp.297-318
**OCT 20 - LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT A "W" ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

9

 T

 Oct 24

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

Traditional agriculture: hunting and gathering, shifting cultivation, pastoralism
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production, pp. 320-331

 Th
 Oct 26  Agricultural revolutions, intensive subsistence methods, commercial agriculture
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production (contd.), pp. 331-349

10

 T
 Oct 31  Commercial agriculture: impact on environment; sustainable agriculture
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production (contd.), pp. 349-354

 Th
 Nov 2  Political Geography: nations, states, and nation-states.
Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space, pp. 355-387
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp.207-213

11

 T
 Nov 7  Political geography theories: boundaries and shapes of states
Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space (contd.), pp. 388-397

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

12

 T
 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?"
"The Savior of Sarawak," "Survivors"

 Th
 Nov 16  Geography Awareness Week -- Gold Mining in Nevada, Accounting for Resources in Los Angeles
Handouts: TREES color brochure," "Tree People's L.A. Pilot Project," "Rain Brainstorm."
2nd Reader # 4:"Cash vs. an allegiance to heritage" & "Gold is pitted against a vital resource"

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

13

 T
Nov 21  Urbanization: Introduction to cities, location, functions, origins
Ch. 10: Urbanization, pp. 399-413

 Th
 Nov 23  Thanksgiving; no class

14

 T
 Nov 28  Urbanization: ancient & modern cities, urban hierarchy, central place theory
Ch. 10: Urbanization (contd.), pp. 413-435

 Th
 Nov 30  Internal structure of cities: models of city structure
Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures, pp. 437-465
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp. 213-219

15

 T
 Dec 5  Problems of the inner city: urban renewal, urbanization problems
Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures (contd.), pp. 465-488

 Th
 Dec 7  Future Geographies
Ch 12:  Future Geographies, pp. 489-525
Review for the final - study guide

16

 T
   Finals week

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


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