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Physical Geography Course Content

College of Alameda Spring 1999

This schedule is subject to change.

(Last Updated May 19, 1999)

Introduction to the Web

 Unit - Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule

  1. Physical Geography and the Global Ecosystem

Map Related Sites

 Tarbuck Ch. 1 p1-7, fig 2.2 p.36, fig 4.2 p.89, box 18.4 p.483  Read by 1/24
  2. Earth-Sun Relationships   Tarbuck Ch. 14 - p369-374, Ch. 19 p505-508  Read by 1/27
  3. The Atmosphere   Tarbuck Ch. 14 - p361-368  Read by 2/4
  4. Solar Radiation & Temperature Differences  Tarbuck Ch. 14 - p374-385   Read by 2/4
  5. Moisture in the Atmosphere  Tarbuck Ch. 15 (excerpts)  Read by 2/18
  6. Atmospheric Pressure and Winds   Tarbuck Ch. 16 (excerpts)  Read by 2/18
  7. Air Masses, Storms, and Fronts   Tarbuck Ch. 17 (excerpts)  Read by 2/22
 8. Climate Regions and Ecosystems  Tarbuck Ch. 18 - p463-478   Read by 2/22
 Midterm 1  Study Guides:
Mon/Wed & Tue/Thr
 M/W-3/8; T/Th-3/4

 

 Unit - Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule
  9. The Rock Cycle   Tarbuck Ch. 2 p33-51   Read by 3/10
  10. Plate Tectonics and Sea-Floor Spreading   Tarbuck Ch. 7 p179-209   Read by 3/17
  11. Earthquakes and Seismology   Tarbuck Ch. 6   Read by 4/7
 12. Igneous Activity and Volcanoes   Tarbuck Ch. 8 p211-235   Read by 4/12
13. Mountain Building   Tarbuck Ch. 9 p237-259  Read by 4/14
 14. Weathering and Mass Wasting   Tarbuck Ch. 3 p55-85   Read by 4/19
 Midterm 2   Study Guide Midterm II  

 

 Unit - Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule
 15. Hydrologic Cycle   Tarbuck Ch. 4 p88-89, Ch. 15 p388-389  Read by 5/3
  16. Streams and Stream-Eroded Landscapes   Tarbuck Ch. 4 p89-104  Read by 5/3
 17. Ground Water   Tarbuck Ch. 4 p105-119  Read by 5/5
 18. Glaciers and Glacial Landforms  Tarbuck Ch. 5 p121-139  Read by 5/10
 19. Deserts and Desert Landforms   Tarbuck Ch. 5 p139-151  Read by 5/12
 20. Waves and Coastal Landforms  Tarbuck Ch. 13 p341-358  Read by 5/17
 Final Examination     MW-5/24@12
TR-5/27 @10am

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