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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
U.C. EXTENSION, 2001 FALL FRESHMEN PROGRAM
Geography 4

Lecture dates, topics and readings

  (last updated: December 6, 2001)  
This Schedule is subject to change. Check the online version for updates!

 Assigned readings are from the textbook, Human Geography, unless otherwise stated.
The first chapter of the textbook and discussion readings for weeks 1-3 are on reserve in the Earth Science Library at McCone Hall.

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

1
 T  Aug 28  Introduction: what is geography, traditions, tools, fundamental concepts
 Th  Aug 30  Overview of assignments
Concepts and processes in Geography: diffusion, regions.

2
 T  Sept 4  Concepts and processes in Geography: 
Reader 1: Latitude, Longitude, Infinitude, cartographic communication
Ch. 1: Geography Matters, pp. 1- 51
 Th  Sept 6
Ch. 2: The Changing Global Context, pp. 53-78

3
 T  Sept 11 Class canceled.
Thoughts in a time of tragedy
 Th  Sept 13  Development of early core areas, Geographic expansion, industrialization and internal devt. of 'core' regions The 'periphery:' international division of labor, globalization impacts
Ch. 2: The Changing Global Context (contd.), pp. 53-97
 

4
 T  Sept 18  Population distribution, key terms, measurement,  debates, policies, and theories: 
Ch. 3: Geographies of Population (contd), pp. 99-127, 138-145
 Th  Sept 20 Ch. 3: Geographies of Population (contd), pp. 127-137  
Migration: video: El Norte study questions

 Assignment 1 is due Friday, September 21 at 1:00 pm.
Turn it in to the box in Johnston Hall room 112.

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

5

 T

 Sept 25
 Nature as a Concept
Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology pp. 147-169
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp.219-225

 Th
 Sept 27  Human action and environmental change
Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology (contd.), pp. 169-186

6

 T
 Oct 2  MIDTERM EXAM 1 (in class)
study guide ; Frequently asked questions for the first midterm

 Th
 Oct 4  Interpreting Places and Landscapes
Ch. 6: Landscapes, Places, and Spaces pp. 229-257
Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities, pp. 189-207

7

 T
 Oct 9  Culture and Geography
Ch. 6: Landscapes, Places, and Spaces (contd.), pp. 257-265

 Th
 Oct 11   Modern and Postmodern Spaces, Measures of development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development, pp.267-285

8

 T
 Oct 16 Development and underdevelopment theories, pathways to development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development (contd.), pp.285-297

 Th
 Oct 18  Globalization and Economic Development
Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development (contd.), pp.297-318

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

9

 T

 Oct 23
 Traditional agriculture: hunting and gathering, shifting cultivation, pastoralism
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production, pp. 320-331

 Th
 Oct 25  Agricultural revolutions, intensive subsistence methods, commercial agriculture
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production (contd.), pp. 331-349

10

 T
 Oct 30  Commercial agriculture: impact on environment; sustainable agriculture
Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production (contd.), pp. 349-354

 Th
 Nov 1  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 6  Political geography theories: boundaries and shapes of states
Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space (contd.), pp. 388-397

 Th
 Nov 8   MIDTERM EXAM 2 (in class) study guide ; Frequently asked questions for the second midterm

12

 T
 Nov 13  Geography Awareness Week - Introduction to River Systems

 Th
 Nov 15  Geography Awareness Week - Guest Speakers from the International Rivers Network
Read for Lecture (in 2nd reader): Empty Promises: The Elusive Benefits of Large Dams
and the factsheet handout on the Bakun Dam. For discussion and lecture, read the Fact sheet: Sardar-Sarovar Dam Project on the Narmada

 Wk

 Day

 Date

 Topic and readings

13

 T
Nov 20  Urbanization: Introduction to cities, location, functions, origins
Ch. 10: Urbanization, pp. 399-413

 Th
 Nov 22  Thanksgiving; no class

14

 T
 Nov 27  Urbanization: ancient & modern cities, urban hierarchy, central place theory
Ch. 10: Urbanization (contd.), pp. 413-435

 Th
 Nov 29  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 4  Problems of the inner city: urban renewal, urbanization problems
Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures (contd.), pp. 465-488

 Th
 Dec 6  Future Geographies
Ch 12:  Future Geographies, pp. 489-525
Review for the final

16

 T
   Finals week - no discussion sections

 Th
 Dec 13  FINAL EXAM 1:00-4:00pm
study guide; Frequently asked questions for the final



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