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Physical Geography 1

City College of San Francisco Spring 2003

This schedule is subject to change.

(Last Updated April 30, 2003)

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Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule

Introduction to Earth and its portrayal.
Physical Geography
Systems Theory
Cartography and Maps
Earth-Sun Relations

Ch. 1 & 2, Appendix I & II

 Read by 1/22*

Quiz 1 - Monday 1/27
covers this material and a world map of the continents and oceans.

The Atmosphere and Energy.
Atmosphere
Solar Radiation & Temperature

Ch. 3 & 4

 Read by 2/3

Quiz 2 - Wednesday Feb 5

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind.
Winds and Currents

Ch. 5, Appendix III

 Read by 2/10

Quiz 3 - Wednesday Feb 12

Atmospheric Moisture and Weather.
Atmospheric Moisture
Air Masses, Storms, and Fronts

Ch. 6 & 7 pp. 171-179

 Read by 2/19*

Quiz 4 - Monday Feb 24

The Hydrosphere.
Hydrologic Cycle, Ground Water

Ch. 9

 Read by 2/26

Climatic Zones and Types.
Climate Links

Ch. 8

 Read by 3/3

Quiz 5 - Wednesday Mar 5

Flora and Fauna of the Biosphere
Ecosystems and Biomes

Video: Ecosystems and the Law of Unitended Consequences

Ch. 10 & 11

 Read by 3/10

Quiz 6 - Monday Mar 10

Midterm 3/14

Study Guide

Introduction to Landform Study.
Rock Cycle

Ch. 13

 Read by 3/17

Quiz 7 - Wednesday Mar 19

The Internal Processes.
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes
Igneous Activity and Volcanoes
Mountain Building

Ch. 14

 Read by 3/24

Quiz 8 - Wednesday Mar 26

Weathering and Mass Wasting
Weathering and Mass Movement

Ch. 15

 Read by 3/31

Quiz 9 - Wednesday April 2

Soils Geography of Soils

Ch.12

 Read by 4/7

Quiz 10 - Wednesday April 9

SPRING BREAK

The Fluvial Processes.
Rivers and Related Landscapes

Ch.16

 Read by 4/21

Study guide for Chapter 16

The Topography of Arid Lands.
Wind and Desert Landscapes 

Ch.18

 Read by 4/28

Study guide for Chapter 18

Quiz 11 Monday April 28
on chapters 16 & 18

Glacial Modification of Terrain.
Glacial and Periglacial Landforms

Ch.19

 Read by 5/5
Study guide for Chapter 19

Coastal Processes and Terrain.
Waves and Coastal Landforms

Ch.20

 Read by 5/12

Quiz 12 Monday May 12

on chapters 19 & 20

FINAL EXAM

Thursday May 22 from *8:00-10:00 am

study guide

grade sheet due

* Monday of these weeks is a holiday