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Physical Geography 1

De Anza College - Winter 2001

This schedule is subject to change.

(Last Updated March 21, 2001)

Introduction to the Web

 Dates
 Topics - Links

  Textbook Reading

 Readings Schedule
Week 1 - 1/9-1/11  Physical Geography, Systems Theory,
Cartography and Maps

  Ch. 1

Lecture outline

 read by 1/11
1/16  Quiz A    
 Week 2 - 1/16-1/18   Earth-Sun Relation, Atmosphere , Solar Radiation & Temperature  Ch. 2, 3  read by 1/16
  Week 3 - 1/23-1/25  Winds and Currents, Atmospheric Moisture, Air Masses, Storms, and Fronts    Ch. 4, 5  read by 1/23
1/25  Quiz B    
  Week 4 - 1/30-2/1   Hydrologic Cycle, Ground Water  Ch. 7
Drinking Water Quality
 read by 1/30
2/6 *  Midterm #1 study guide  covers Ch. 1-5, 7
  Week 5 - 2/6-2/8 Climate Classification, Climate Change  Ch. 6
Notes on climate change
 read by 2/6
  Week 6 - 2/13-2/15   Geography of Soils   Ch. 15
climate and soil
soil systems
 read by 2/13
  Week 7 - 2/20-2/22  Ecosystems and Biomes  Ch. 16
Biomes
Rainforest Links
 read by 2/20
 2/22   Quiz C    
 Week 8 - 2/27-3/1  Rock Cycle , Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Igneous Activity and Volcanoes, Mountain Building   Ch. 8, 9  read by 2/27
3/6  Midterm #2 study guide  covers Ch.6, 8, 9, 15, 16
Week 9 - 3/6-3/8  Weathering and Mass Movement  , Wind and Desert Landscapes  Ch. 10, 12 read by 3/8
 Week 10 - 3/13-3/15  Rivers and Related Landscapes , Glacial and Periglacial Landforms  Ch. 11, 14  read by 3/13
 3/20* Quiz D   covers Ch. 10, 11, 14
 Week 11 - 3/20-3/22  Waves and Coastal Landforms,
People and the Environment.
 Ch. 13, 17  read by 3/20
 Week 12 - Finals  Final Exam
Scheduled 3/27 at 6:15 pm
study guide
 covers Ch. 10-14, 17

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