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Calendar for Cultural Geography

Geography 4 - Fall 2003 - Forsberg

(Last updated October 21, 2003)

*This calendar is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule
The textbook is now on reserve in the Library

 Week One
Aug 18-22
 Week Two
Aug 25-29
  Week Three
Sept 2-5
  Week Four
Sept 8-12
Week Five
Sept 15-19
 Week Six
Sept 22-26
Week Seven
Sept 29-Oct 3
Week Eight
Oct 6-10
Week Nine
Oct 14-17
Week Ten
Oct 20-24
Week Eleven
Oct 27-31
Week Twelve
Nov 3-7
 Week Thirteen
Nov 11-14
  Week Fourteen
Nov 17-21
  Week Fifteen
Nov 24-26
Week Sixteen
Dec 1-5
Week Seventeen - Dec 8-12 - Final exam is Friday, Dec 12

If you need reasonable accommodations based on a documented disability, have emergency information to share or require special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make a confidential appointment with me within the first two weeks of class.


The class webpage can be accessed by typing either of the following addresses into an internet browser:

http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~aforsber/ccsf/g4f2003calendar.html

http://griots.tripod.com/ccsf/g4f2003.html (pop-up ads)

  Week One
Aug 18-22

Introduction to geography: basic geographic concepts, tools, and theory.

 Introduction: what is geography, traditions, tools, fundamental concepts

Concepts and processes in Geography: diffusion, regions , maps & GIS

Ch. 1: Geography Matters

Atlas pp.4-6

  Web links are not required reading unless specified. Required links will be posted in the same box as the the textbook readings (above).

Introduction to the World Wide Web

Atlas of Cyberspaces 1, 2

STD prevention links

 Important announcements posted between weeks.
 Week Two
Aug 25-29

Maps & GIS cont'd

Development of core and periphery, globalization.

Ch. 1-2 - The Changing Global Context

Maps & GIS, Scale

Quiz 1:
Study the blank world map handout, be able to find the the major oceans and continents.
Map Related Sites, GIS

US-Mexico Demographic Data Viewer, SanDiego/Tijuana Interactive Atlas

Free GIS systems: ArcExplorer Web, ArcExplorer

DavidRumsey.com, National Map Viewer, (click view maps)

Map Projections Examples

Quizzes normally cover everything since the last quiz including all assigned readings and anything covered in class, as well as assigned locations on a blank map handed out in class.
 Week Three

Sept 2-5

Geographic expansion, industrialization and internal devt. of 'core' regions & the 'periphery:' the international division of labor

Ch. 2 - The Changing Global Context cont'd

Development of core and periphery of a world system

The Fall Line and major cities of the Eastern U.S. http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1122EUSMISR.html
The Fall Line
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0818202.html
Why Virginia's Cities and Towns Are Located Where They Are http://www.virginiaplaces.org/vacities/24river.html
 Week Four
Sept 8-12

Population distribution, key terms, measurement,  debates, policies, and theories

Ch. 3: Geographies of Population

Lecture on population

Quiz 2:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870
Week Five

Sept 15-19

Population growth dynamics, migration.

Ch. 3: Geographies of Population cont'd

The demographic transition

Migration History, Routes and Trails

MIDTERM EXAM 1 on Friday Sept 19 study guide
 Week Six

Sept 22-26

Nature as a Concept, agriculture.

Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology

& pp.299-315 from Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production

Lecture on Nature

 Rachel Carson: author of "Silent Spring"
http://www.rachelcarson.org/
http://clinton2.nara.gov/WH/EOP/OVP/24hours/carson.html
  

 Week Seven

Sept 29-Oct 3

Geography of culture - religion, language, and national identity.

Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities

Lecture on culture and cultural systems

Dialect Survey of North American English

The Caribou People

 
 Week Eight

Oct 6-10

Interpreting Places and Landscapes


Ch. 5: Mapping Cultural Identities (cont'd)

Ch. 6: Landscapes, Places, and Spaces

Lecture on Terra cognita

Lecture on Culture and Development

Quiz 3: Oct. 10
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the the following locations.
Week Nine

Oct 15-17

Defining and
Measuring Development.

Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development & review pp.63-69

Lecture on African Colonialism

 Week Ten

Oct 20-24

Theories & pathways to development, economic globalization.

Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development cont'd

Lecture on Theories of Development in the Modern World

Lecture on GNP vs GDP

Class cancelled during week ten.
 Week Eleven

Oct 27-31
nations, states, and nation-states.

Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space
U.S. State Dept.: http://www.state.gov/www/regions/independent_states.html
United Nations: http://www.unsystem.org/
Explore nationalities based on language through the Ethnologue database: http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/
CIA World Fact Book http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
How Many Countries Are in the World? Matt Rosenberg:
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa091399.htm?pid=2820&cob=home
World Atlas Matt Rosenberg
   *MIDTERM EXAM 2 Wednesday Nov 5 study guide
 Week Twelve

Nov 3-7
Political geography theories: boundaries and shapes of states

Review for the Midterm rescheduled for Monday Nov 3

study guide (does not include Ch. 9 yet)

 Quiz 4:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
 
  Week Thirteen

Nov 10-14

Introduction to cities, location, functions, origins

 Ch. 10: Urbanization
 
  
   Week Fourteen

Nov 17-21

ancient & modern cities,
urban hierarchy


Quiz 5:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.

Ch. 10: Urbanization
 Week Fifteen

Nov 24-26

Internal structure of cities: models of city structure

Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures
Week Sixteen

Dec 1-5

Geography of the inner city.


Quiz 6:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures
Week Seventeen

Dec 8-12

Predicting future geographies.

Ch 12:  Future Geographies

Final Exam Scheduled on Friday, December 12