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Schedule of Assigned Readings

Geography 10 - Fall 1999 - Forsberg

(Last updated December 7, 1999)

*This schedule is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class, check this schedule
and the class calendars: Sec 01 @ 12:30, Sec 02 @ 1:30.
If you need reasonable accommodations based on a documented disability, have emergency information to share or require special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make a confidential appointment with me within the first two weeks of class.
The class webpage can be accessed by typing the following address into an internet browser: http://members.tripod.com/~griots/deanza/f99.html

  Week One
9/21-9/24

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

Geography 99/00:

#1-"The Four Traditions of Geography" 
#19- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"

"Overviews" beginning pp. 8, 48, 88, 138, 174

Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapter 1

Lecture on Regions

Selected World Wide Web Sites for: Geography 99/00

 Quiz 1:
on the blank world map found in BGL on p.11, be able to locate the continents and Oceans.

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, 3

 Important announcements posted between weeks.

 Week Two
9/27-10/1

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 99/00: 

#2- "The American Geographies . . ." 
#15- "The Importance of Places . . ."

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 2, & pp. 31-55

Assignment A - Due December 1

Quiz 2:
Study the first two week's readings, & on the blank world map found on p.35 of BGL, be able to locate the continents listed in Building Geog. Lit. p.33 and the waterways listed in table 3-1 on p.55.
Web sites week two - Map Related Sites
 

 Week Three
10/4-10/8

Thinking Globally: ecological relationships, systems theory & global climate change. Research about your assigned region.

 Geography 99/00:

#6- "The Coming Climate" 
#10- "The Great Climate Flip-Flop"

Building Geographic Literacy: Read the chapter about your assigned region and do some research in the library and on the internet.

(recommended: G99/00 #3 "NASA Readies",#4 "Human Domination", #5 "Counting the Cost", #11 "Temperature Rising", #39 "Risky Business")

Assignment B - Cartographic Communication - Due October 18

Regional Group Presentations

Terra cognita

 Quiz 3:
Study this week's readings, the chapter(s) in BGL about your region, & study the 3 blank world map projections handed out in class, be able to locate the same continents and waterways from Quiz 2.

Websites week three - Weather and Global Warming 
The Virtual Earth, The Soft Earth

Electromagnetic Spectrum- Tufts 
Electromagnetic Spectrum- NASA 
Electromagnetic Spectrum- Athena

The Whitehouse at Work on Global Warming
The "industry funded" Science and Environmental Policy Project
Costly and Deadly- Hurricanes in 1998
 

 Week Four 10/11-10/15

The Geography of North American Cities, communities, & peoples, The "American Dream", urban sprawl, transportation technology, social systems, urban morphology.

 Geography 99/00:

#8- "America's Rush to Suburbia"
#24- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#28- " Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

(recommended: G99/00 #17 "Metropolis Unbound", #26 County Buying Power", #29 "Indian Gaming", #30 "For Poorest")

Assignment C - Due a week before your presentation

Assignment D - American Cities - due November 3

 Quiz 4: 
Study this week's readings, & on a blank version of the U.S. map found on p.77 in BGL, be able to locate the Cities and Megalopoli (p.76).

Websites week four - Urban Geography  


100% American-cultural diffusion, Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

 

Week Five 
10/18-10/22

 

Latinos in the U.S., El Niño

  Geography 99/00: 
#9- "The Season of El Niño"
#36- "Hispanics' Don't Exist"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

(recommended: G99/00 #35 "The Changing Geography")

Assignment E: - Connections to the Rainforest. - due October 27

 Quiz 5:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to locate the countries of Latin America.

 

Rainforest Links

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

 Week Six
10/25-10/29

Nations and States of Europe and the Newly Independent States: nations, states, regions, borders and languages. Dawn of the industrial revolution.

  Geography 99/00: 
#37 "Russia's Population Sink"
#38 "Vanishing Languages"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5, 6

Assignment F: - The Search for the True Nation-State - due November 3

Windsor Castle

Brasov Region of Romania

Caucusus Ethnolinguistic Groups

 Quiz 6: Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to locate the countries of Europe & FSU (USSR)

 

 Ethnologue Database, Special Languages, Geographic Distribution of Living Languages  Europe/Asia border 
Historical Maps of The Balkans
Bosnia Maps, Bosnia Relief Map, Bosnia Ethnic Majorities 1991 
More Bosnia Maps, Ethnic Majorities 1996
MIDTERM

MIDTERM Monday 11/1 *NEW DATE*

 Week Seven
11/1-11/5

MIDTERM Monday 11/1

East Asian economic development and population.

Geography 99/00:
#23 "Demographic Clouds on China's Horizon"
#31 "Before the Next Doubling"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

 

Quiz 7:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to locate the countries & capitals of East Asia.

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

 Week Eight
11/8-11/11

Population and resources in the Middle East, North Africa, & South Asia

Geography 99/00:
#32 The End of Cheap Oil

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 9, 12

(recommended: G99/00 #7 "The Emergence of Gasahol", #12 "Dammed if You Do" #21 "Water Resource Conflicts", #22 "Boomtown Baku", )

 

Quiz 8:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to locate the countries of the Middle East, North Africa, & South Asia

  Week nine: Geography Awareness Week 11/15-11/19

"Geography and Technology: Think the World of Your Community"

Week Nine
11/15-11/19

Geography Awareness Week
Handouts:
"Raster Data for the Layman"
"Computerized mapping gives towns . . ."
"TheCuttingEdge . . ."
Assignment C: Make a Map
 Quiz 9:
Study this week's readings. No map locations.
 
  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

 Week Ten
11/22-11/24

Colonialism, Development and Agriculture in Africa South of the Sahara.

  Geography 99/00:
#33 "Reseeding the Green Revolution"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

(recommended: G99/00 #34 "How Much Food")

 Quiz 10:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to locate the African countries South of the Sahara.
  Alan's Africa Links
 

  Week Eleven
11/29-12/3

Globalization and core-Periphery relations in Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia.

  Geography 99/00:
#16- "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 locate the countries of Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia.
 

Week Twelve

Final Exam
Section 01 @ 12:30 Mon-Thu - Study Guide Sec 1
Final Exam Scheduled on December 9 from *11:30am-1:30 pm

Section 02 @ 1:30 Mon & Wed - Study Guide Sec 2
Final Exam Scheduled on December 8 from 1:45-3:45 pm
 Final midterm exam covers weeks 7-11  Final Study Guide

*Readings abbreviations:
BGL - Building Geographic Literacy
G99/00 - Geography 99/00