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Calendar for Cultural Geography

Geography 4 - Spring 2001 - Forsberg

(Last updated May 19, 2001)

*This calendar is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule
.

 Week One
1/22

 Week Two
1/29

  Week Three
2/5

  Week Four
2/12

Week Five
2/26

 Week Six
3/5

Week Seven
3/12

Week Eight
3/19

Week Nine
3/26

Week Ten
4/2

Week Eleven
4/16

Week Twelve
4/23

 Week Thirteen
4/30

  Week Fourteen
5/7

  Week Fifteen
5/14

  Week Sixteen
5/21
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  Week One
1/22

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

Geography 00/01:
Get acquainted with your textbook by reading "Overviews" beginning pp. 8, 54, 98, 140, 178
#1. "Rediscovering the Importance of Geography"
#2-"The Four Traditions of Geography" 

Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapter 1

Lecture on Regions

Selected World Wide Web Sites for: Geography 00/01

 Quiz 1:
In class map of "the world around you."

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

Web sites week one: Introduction to the World Wide Web

Glossary of Internet Terms

Atlas of Cyberspaces 1, 2

 Important announcements posted between weeks.

 Week Two
1/29

Global grid, maps, thematic maps, projections, scale, the importance of place, spatial interaction and behavior, scales of space and time. Introduction to culture: representations and perceptions of the world.

Geography 00/01: 

#19- "The Importance of Places . . ."
#27- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 2

Map Projections Examples

Terra cognita

Quiz 2:
Study the first two week's readings, & on the blank world map found on p.32 of BGL, be able to find the the major oceans and continents listed in Building Geog. Lit. p.33.
Web sites week two - Map Related Sites
Quizzes normally cover everything since the last quiz including all assigned readings and anything covered in class, as well as assigned locations on maps of the regions we are currently covering.

 Week Three
2/5

Using maps and GIS to research environmental justice.

Research about your assigned region.

 Geography 00/01:
#3- "The American Geographies . . ." 
#30. "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"

Building Geographic Literacy: Ch. 3 pp. 31-55

 Quiz 3:
Study this week's readings & study the3 blank world map projections handed out in class, be able to find the same continents and waterways from Quiz 2.
Websites week three - GIS
 

 Week Four
2/12

The Geography of North American Cities: urban sprawl, transportation technology, social systems, urban morphology, environmental justice.

 Geography 00/01:

#8. "Lead in the Inner Cities"
#28- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

(recommended: G00/01 #14. "Sprawling, Sprawling" #16 "Operation Desert Sprawl", #29 Amtak plans high-speed trains", #32 "County Buying Power", #33- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?")

Quiz 4

Study this week's readings and be able to locate the U.S. cities on the map p.77 (in BGL)

Websites week four - Urban Geography

From Rachel's Weekly:
Dumbing Down the Children--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

 

Week Five
2/26

 

The Geography of North American Cities continued: communities & peoples.

No readings from textbooks.

Handouts:

Castells, Manuel 1983 "Cultural Identity, Sexual Liberation and Urban Structure: the Gay Community in San Francisco" The City and the Grassroots Berkeley: U.C. Berkeley Press

 Quiz 5: 
Study this week's readings and be able to locate on a SF city map, those neighborhoods mentioned in the readings.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California

Study all the readings and notes you have taken so far for the first midterm

 Week Six
3/5

MIDTERM

Study Guide

 FIRST MIDTERM
Monday 3/5

 Week Seven
3/12
No Class Week Seven

 Week Eight
3/19

Latin America and the U.S.

Geography 00/01:
#18 "A Greener or a Browner Mexico?"
#40 "The Changing Geography of US Hispanics."

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

 

Quiz 6:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Latin America

César E. Chávez Instructional Center in Interdisciplinary Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES - CSU Fresno

CLNet

Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Programs, Departments & Universities

Chicanos Online


Rainforest Links

  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

Week Nine
3/26

Geography 00/01:
#4. "World Prisms: The Future of Sovereign States and International Order"
#21 "Europe at Centuries End"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5 & 6

Quiz 7:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.
  Ethnologue Database, Special Languages, Geographic Distribution of Living Languages 
Historical Maps of The Balkans
Bosnia Maps, Bosnia Relief Map, Bosnia Ethnic Majorities 1991 
The BosnianVirtual Fieldtrip

 Week Ten
4/2

East Asian economic development and population.

 Geography 00/01:
#38 "Gray Dawn, The Global Aging Crisis."
#42. "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

 Quiz 8:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find countries in East Asia.

 Animated population pyramid for the U.S.

Gateway Japan

Tokyo 1, 2, 3

Geography of Japan

Japan Links 1, 2, 3, 4

ChinaVista's City Vistas
A comprehensive online guide to China's major cities.

China Window

Brief Introduction to Guangdong Province; Nike Inc.

Taiwan Links 1, 2, 3, 4

Mongolia Today online magazine

 SPRING BREAK APRIL 9

 Week Eleven
4/16

Population and South Asia.

  Geography 00/01:
#35 "Before the Next Doubling"
#36. "The Population Surprise"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 9

Quiz 9:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries and rivers of South Asia.

Demography and population, Population Clocks-U.S. Census Bureau

Population Geography from about.com

Consulate of India - San Francisco

India Links - Dinesh.com

Prasad Naik's India Links

Links to Indian Information

India Today - Magazine

   

 Week Twelve

4/23

MIDTERM

study guide

SECOND MIDTERM
Monday April 23
  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

  Week Thirteen
4/30

Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

 Geography 00/01:
#43. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

Quiz 10:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and relate them to their colonial origins.

 Alan's Africa Links

Lecture on African Colonialism

 Guest Speaker on Climate Change 5/7

   Week Fourteen
5/7

Globalization and Global Warming in Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia.

Geography 00/01:
#11 "Human Imprint on Climate Change Grows Clearer."
#20. "The Rise of the Region State"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 7, 10

 Quiz 11:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.

 

Links about climate change

The WTO Turns Back the Clock: 1, 2, 3, 4,

Foreshadowing FTAA

  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

   Week Fifteen
5/14

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

 Geography 00/01:
#7 "California Fumes over Oil"
#39. "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12

(recommended: G00/01 #37 The End of Cheap Oil)

 Quiz 12:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

Lecture on Climate Change in the Ancient Sahara and Pastoralism in the Sahel

Discussion about Theories of Development in the Modern World

#1 Censored story: World Bank and multinational corporations seek to privatize water

Will NAFTA Force US to Drink MTBE?

Bush energy plan: An oilman's vision

 

   Week Sixteen
5/21
  Final Exam

Final Exam Scheduled on May 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Science bldg. room 5.
In the event of a rolling blackout, a take-home final will be posted online and left at the Earth Science Office for you to complete within a few days.

 Final Study Guide