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Physical Geography 100

College of San Mateo Spring 2001

This schedule is subject to change.

(Last Updated May 10, 2001)

Introduction to the Web

 Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule

  Physical Geography and the Global Ecosystem

Map Related Sites, Map Projections Examples

 Introduction Ch. 1

Lecture outline

 Read by 1/23

 Quiz 1 - 1/25
  Climate Classification, Climate Change

 Ch. * 6

Notes on climate change

 Read by 1/30
  Geography of Soils  Ch. 15
climate and soil
soil formation
 Read by 2/6
 Ecosystems and Biomes  Ch. 16
Biomes
Rainforest Links
 Read by 2/13

Quiz 2
The Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics and Sea-Floor Spreading   Ch. 8  Read by 2/20
Earthquakes and Seismology , Igneous Activity and Volcanoes, Mountain Building   Ch. 9  Read by 2/27
  Midterm 1 - 3/6  Study Guide .

Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule
   Weathering and Mass Movement  Ch. 10  Read by 3/8
  Streams and Stream-Eroded Landscapes   Ch. 11  Read by 3/13
Glaciers and Glacial Landforms   Ch. 14  Read by 3/20

 Quiz 3
  Deserts and Desert Landforms   Waves and Coastal Landforms Ch. 12, 13  Read by 3/27
 Midterm 2 - 4/3   Study Guide  

Topic - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule
Earth-Sun Relationships , The Atmosphere   Ch. 2  Read by 4/5

   SPRING BREAK
  Solar Radiation & Temperature Differences  Ch. 3  Read by 4/17
4/19 - video "Crisis in the Atmosphere"
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations, Atmospheric Pressure and Winds   Ch. 4  Read by 4/24

  Quiz 4
Moisture in the Atmosphere, Air Masses, Storms, and Fronts   Ch. 5  Read by 5/1
Hydrologic Cycle, Ground Water  Ch. * 7

 Read by 5/8

Class Cancelled 5/10

   Quiz 5
People and the Environment.  Ch. 17  Read by 5/15
 Final Examination   Study Guide 5/22 from 11:10-1:40

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