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Schedule for 
Physical Geography 1
Spring 2001 - Forsberg

 Week One
4/10-4/12

 Week Two
4/17-4/19

  Week Three
4/24-4/26

  Week Four
5/1-5/3 

Week Five
5/8-5/10

  Week Six
5/15-5/17

Week Seven
5/22-5/24

Week Eight
5/29-5/31

Week Nine
6/5-6/7

Week Ten
6/12-6/14

Week Eleven
6/19-6/21

 Week Twelve
6/26
Final Exam

This Schedule is Subject to Change
 (Last updated June 12, 2001)
Attend class and check this schedule online to keep up to date.
 Readings

 Tuesday

Thursday

Week One
4/10-4/12


Ch. 1

Introduction to class

Physical Geography, Systems Theory,

Cartography and Maps, Map Projections Examples

Week Two
4/17-4/19


 Ch. 2, 3

Quiz A

Earth-Sun Relations

 

Atmosphere, Solar Radiation & Temperature

 Week Three
4/24-4/26


 Ch. 4, (7)

 Winds and Currents, Atmospheric Moisture,


Air Masses, Storms, and Fronts

Maps to analyze in lab: Temperature, Warmest Month, Thermal Amplitude, Rainfall
(from Global Climate Maps)
Homework #1:
Pressure Activity
Precipitation Along Fronts
*The last question on each is for extra credit (online only).

Week Four
5/1-5/3  


 Ch. 5

Quiz B
covering Ch. 2-5

Review for Midterm

study guide

 Week Five
5/8-5/10


 Ch. 6

Midterm 1

covering Ch. 1-5

Climate Links, Global Temperature

Homework #2:

The Distribution of Climate

Week Six
5/15-5/17


 Ch. 15, (10)

Geography of Soils

 

lecture on soils

Week Seven
5/22-5/24


 Ch. 16

review for midterm

Quiz C

covering Ch. 6, 15, 16

 

Ecosystems and Biomes

Rainforest Links

Video: Web of Life

Meet in Computer Lab

Student presentations on climate

Midterm Review

study guide

Introduce: Homework #3:
Assessing the Natural Hazards of Earthquakes
 Readings

 Tuesday

Thursday

 

Week Eight
5/29-5/31


Midterm

Ch. 8

 

Midterm 2

covering Ch. 6, 15, 16

Rock Cycle

Plate Tectonics

Lecture outline

Week Nine
6/5-6/7


 Ch. 9, 10

 

Earthquakes, Igneous Activity and Volcanoes

Mountain Building

Video: Preparing for the Natural Hazards of Volcanoes in Ecuador

Meet in Computer Lab

Student presentations on Natural Hazards of Earthquakes

Quinglong County Story

Week Ten
6/12-6/14


 Ch. 7, 11, 12.

Weathering and Mass Movement 

Wind and Desert Landscapes 

Climate Change in the Ancient Sahara

Hydrologic Cycle
Ground Water

Rivers and Related Landscapes

 Week Eleven
6/19-6/21


 Ch. 13, 14, 17

Quiz D:

Ch. 7-14

Glacial and Periglacial Landforms

 Waves and Coastal Landforms

Meet in Computer Lab

Student presentations on Drinking Water Quality
Homework #5 - Extra Credit
Presentation on the Environment
People and the Environment

Final Review

 Week Twelve
6/26
Finals

 

Final Review
study guide

Final Exam Tuesday 6/26 at 6:15 p.m.

Have a nice Summer!