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Calendar for Cultural Geography

Geography 4 - Spring 2003 - Forsberg

(Last updated May 13, 2003)

*This calendar is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule
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 Week One
1/27
 Week Two
2/3
  Week Three
2/10
  Week Four
2/24
Week Five
3/3
 Week Six
3/10
Week Seven
3/17
Week Eight
3/24
Week Nine
3/31
Week Ten
4/7
Week Eleven
4/21
Week Twelve
4/28
 Week Thirteen
5/5
  Week Fourteen
5/12
  Week Fifteen
5/19
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  Week One
1/27

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

Geography 02/03:
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 02/03

  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
2/3

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 02/03: 
#3-"The Four Traditions of Geography"
#5- "The American Geographies . . ." 

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 2

Map Projections Examples

Quiz 1:
*updated
Study the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans and continents.
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
2/10

Using maps and GIS for research.

Research about your assigned region.

 Geography 02/03:
#29- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"
#31 "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"

Building Geographic Literacy: Ch. 3

 Quiz 2:
Study the first three week's readings, & study the 3-blank world map projections handed out in class, be able to find the the waterways listed in table 3-1 of BGL
Websites week three - GIS

Terra cognita

Lecture notes about culture and cultural systems

 **Holiday - 2/17 **
 Week Four
2/24

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

Maps of the Americas

 Geography 02/03:


#17- "Operation Desert Sprawl"
#30- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#36- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

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
3/3

MIDTERM

Study Guide

 FIRST MIDTERM
Monday 3/3
 Week Six
3/10

Latinos and environmental justice.

Maps of the Americas

Geography 02/03:
#19 "A Greener or a Browner Mexico?"
#28 "The Rio Grande"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

2 New Generators in Mexico

Bibliography on Environmental Justice

 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

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

 Week Seven 3/17

Nations and states in Europe

Maps of Europe

Geography 02/03:
#21- "Continental Divide"
#23 "The Delicate Balkan Balance"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5

Lecture notes on nations, states, and languages

Lecture notes on: nationalism

  Quiz 5:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Europe.
 Ethnologue Database, Historical Maps of The Balkans
 
 Week Eight
3/24
Return of the
[Russian] Empire?

Maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics

Geography 02/03:
#22- "Beyond the Kremlin's Walls"
#40 "The End of Cheap Oil"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 6

Follow-up to the video Blackout:
$3.3 billion energy overcharge
FERC RULING: Federal regulators tally short of Davis' demands


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
3/31
East Asian economic development and population.

Maps of Asia
East Asia

 Geography 02/03:
#41- "Gray Dawn, The Global Aging Crisis."
#45- "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

Lecture and Discussion of Population

 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
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
Mongolia Today online magazine
Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the first midterm.
No map locations are required.
 Week Ten
4/7
.MIDTERM

study guide

 SECOND MIDTERM
Monday April 7
  Spring Break
 Week Eleven
4/21

Population and South Asia

Maps of Asia

Geography 02/03:
#25 "AIDS has Arrived"
#38 "Before the Next Doubling"

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.
STD prevention links
UN Conference on Ageing - April 2002
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
India Today - Magazine
   
 Week Twelve

4/28

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Africa and The Middle East

 Geography 02/03:
#13 "Texas and Water"
#42 "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12
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

#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
5/5

Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

 Geography 02/03:
#2. "The Geography of Poverty and Wealth"
#46. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

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

Lecture on the International Division of Labor

Lecture on GNP vs GDP

  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.
   Week Fourteen
5/12

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

Geography 02/03:
#20. "The Rise of the Region State"
#33. "Gaining Perspective"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 7, 10 & pp. 62-64

 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

 

Affluenza

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the second midterm.
   Week Fifteen
5/19
 

Final Exam Scheduled on May 19 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