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Calendar for Cultural Geography

Geography 4 - Spring 2002 - Forsberg

(Last updated May 6, 2002)

*This calendar is subject to change*

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

 Week One
1/28

 Week Two
2/4

  Week Three
2/11

  Week Four
2/25

Week Five
3/4

 Week Six
3/11

Week Seven
3/18

Week Eight
4/1

Week Nine
4/8

Week Ten
4/15

Week Eleven
4/22

Week Twelve
4/29

 Week Thirteen
5/6

  Week Fourteen
5/13

  Week Fifteen
5/20

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  Week One
1/28

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

Geography 01/02:
Get acquainted with your textbook by reading "Overviews" at the beginning of each section
#1. "Rediscovering the Importance of Geography"
Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapter 1

Lecture on Regions

Selected World Wide Web Sites for: Geography 01/02

 

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.
2/2 Last day to add credit classes
2/8 Last day to drop classes without a "w"

 Week Two
2/4

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 01/02: 
#2-"The Four Traditions of Geography"
#3- "The American Geographies . . ." 

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 2

Map Projections Examples

Quiz 1:
Study the first two week's readings, & on the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans, continents, and waterways listed in table 3-1.
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
2/11

Using maps and GIS for research.

Research about your assigned region.

 Geography 01/02:
#29- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"
#31 "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"

Building Geographic Literacy: Ch. 3

 Quiz 2:
Study this week's readings & study the 3-blank world map projections handed out in class, be able to find the same continents and waterways from Quiz 1.

Websites week three - GIS

Terra cognita

Lecture notes about culture and cultural systems

 **Holiday - 2/18 **

 Week Four
2/25

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

Maps of the Americas

 Geography 01/02:


#15- "The Race to Save Open Space"
#30- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#43- "Risking the Future of Our Cities"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

(recommended: G01/02 #14. "There Goes the Neighborhood," #17 "Operation Desert Sprawl", 18- "Turning the Tide," #35- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?" #44- "The End of Urban Man?")

Quiz 3:

Study this week's readings and be able to locate the U.S. cities on the map in Chapter 4 of BGL.

Websites week four - Urban Geography

Lecture notes about urban morphology and culture

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California

Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

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

Week Five
3/4

MIDTERM

Study Guide

 FIRST MIDTERM
Monday 3/4

 Week Six
3/11

Latinos and environmental justice.

Maps of the Americas

Geography 01/02:
#7. "Lead in the Inner Cities"#7. "Lead in the Inner Cities"
#19 "A Greener or a Browner Mexico?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

In-class assignment: Where in the World is Breakfast?

 Quiz 4: 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
From Rachel's Weekly:
Dumbing Down the Children--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Rainforest Links
  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

 Week Seven 3/18

Nations and states in Europe

Maps of Europe

Geography 01/02:
#21- "Continental Divide"
#24 "The Delicate Balkan Balance"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5

Lecture notes on nations, states, and languages

In-class assignment: The Search for the True Nation-State

  Quiz 5:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Europe.
 Ethnologue Database, Linguist's List
Historical Maps of The Balkans
Bosnia Maps, Bosnia Relief Map, Bosnia Ethnic Majorities 1991 
The BosnianVirtual Fieldtrip

  Spring Break

 Week Eight
4/1
Return of the
[Russian] Empire?

Maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics

Geography 01/02:
#22- "Russia's Fragile Union"
#23- "Beyond the Kremlin's Walls"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 6

In-class assignment: Infrastucture in the CIS

Quiz 6:
Study the assigned readings , and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Geographic Distribution of Living Languages , Special Languages

Week Nine
4/8
East Asian economic development and population.

Maps of Asia
East Asia

 Geography 01/02:
#8- "Uneasy Collaborators"
#40- "Gray Dawn, The Global Aging Crisis."
#45- "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

In-class assignment: Population distribution in China

 Quiz 7:
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

4/12 - Last day to drop a class.

 Week Ten
4/15
Population and South Asia.

Maps of Asia

 Geography 01/02:
#37 "Before the Next Doubling"
Lecture and Discussion of Population weeks 9 & 10
In-class assignment: Population in context

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 9

Quiz 8:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries and rivers of South Asia.
UN Conference on Ageing - April 2002
Demography and population
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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

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the first midterm.
No map locations are required.

 Week Eleven
4/22

MIDTERM

study guide

 SECOND MIDTERM
Monday April 22
   

 Week Twelve

4/29

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Africa and The Middle East

 Geography 01/02:
#12. "Beyond the Valley of the Dammed"
#41. "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12

In class assignment: How to Save Water
Water conservation techniques

 Quiz 9:
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

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

  Week Thirteen
5/6

Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

 Geography 01/02:
#38. "A Turning-Point for AIDS?"
#46. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

In class assignment: The Meaning of Development

Aids in Africa

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.

Maps of Africa

 Alan's Africa Links

Lecture on African Colonialism

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

   Week Fourteen
5/13

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

Geography 01/02:
#20. "The Rise of the Region State"
#36. "Bio Invasion"

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 Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.


Southeast Asia
Maps of Asia
Maps of Australia and the Pacific

 

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

Foreshadowing FTAA

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the second midterm.

   Week Fifteen
5/20

 

Final Exam Scheduled on May 20 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. in Science bldg. room 5. A review session will be followed by an exam of one hour.
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