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Readings Schedule for

Geography 10 - Spring 2000 - Forsberg

(Last updated June 13, 2000)

*This schedule is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class, check this schedule
and the class calendar

 Week One
4/4-4/6

 Week Two
4/11-4/13

  Week Three
4/18-4/20

  Week Four
4/25-4/27

Week Five
5/2-5/4

 Week Six
5/9-5/11

Week Seven
5/16-5/18

Week Eight
5/23-5/25

Week Nine
5/30-6/1

Week Ten
6/6-6/8

Week Eleven
6/13-6/15

 Week Twelve
6/20-6/22
Final Exam
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  Week One
4/4-4/6

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

Geography 00/01:

#1. "Rediscovering the Importance of Geography"
#2-"The Four Traditions of Geography" 
#19- "The Importance of Places . . ."

"Overviews" beginning pp. 8, 54, 98, 140, 178

Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapter 1

Lecture on Regions

Selected World Wide Web Sites for: Geography 00/01

Assignment A: Make a Map
due the Tuesday before your presentation.

 No Quiz Week One

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

 Important announcements posted between weeks.

 Week Two
4/11-4/13

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 00/01: 

#3- "The American Geographies . . ." 
#27- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"

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

Assignment B: Cartographic Communication

Map Projections Examples

Quiz 1:
Study the first two week's readings, & on the blank world map found on p.35 of BGL, be able to find 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

Terra cognita

Quizzes normally cover everything since the last quiz including all assigned readings and anything covered in class, as well as assigned locations on maps of the regions we are currently covering.

 Week Three
4/18-4/20

Using maps and GIS to research environmental justice.

Research about your assigned region.

 Geography 00/01:
#8. "Lead in the Inner Cities"
#30. "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"

Handout on Systems Theory

Building Geographic Literacy: Read the chapter about your assigned region (this may coverr more than one chapter) and do some research in the library and on the internet.

Assignment C: Mapping Data with Online GIS: Assessing children's risk of exposure to lead.

Regional Group Presentations

 Quiz 2:
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 find the same continents and waterways from Quiz 1.

Websites week three - GIS

From Rachel's Weekly:
Dumbing Down the Children--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

 

 Week Four
4/25-4/27

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

 Geography 00/01:

#14. "Sprawling, Sprawling"
#28- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#33- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

(recommended: G00/01 #15 "Past and present land-use", #16 "Operation Desert Sprawl", #29 Amtak plans high-speed trains", #32 "County Buying Power", #34 "Indian Gaming")

Assignment D: American Cities

No Quiz Week Four

Websites week four - Urban Geography

Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

 

Week Five
5/2-5/4

 

Latinos in the U.S., NAFTA and the environment.

  Geography 00/01: 
#18. "A Greener, or Browner, Mexico?"
#40. The Changing Geography of U.S. Hispanics, 1850-1990

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

Assignment E: Connections to the Rainforest.

 Quiz 3: 
Study this week's readings, & be able to locate assigned locations in North and South America:

Mexico city, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Lima, and the cities on the map p.77 (in BGL), All of the countries of the Americas.

César E. Chávez Instructional Center in Interdisciplinary Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES - CSU Fresno

CLNet

Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Programs, Departments & Universities

Chicanos Online


Rainforest Links

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

 Week Six
5/9-5/11

Nations and States of Europe and the former Soviet Union: nations, states, borders, languages, and supranational organizations. Dawn of the industrial revolution.

  Geography 00/01: 
#21. "Europe at Century's End: The Challenge Ahead"
#41 "Russia's Population Sink"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5, 6

(recommended: G00/01 #22 "Russia's Fragile Union", #23 "Kosovo")

Assignment F: - The Search for the True Nation-State

Caucasus Ethnolinguistic Groups

Kaliningrad

 Quiz 4: Study the last two week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the assigned locations of Europe & FSU (USSR):

All the countries mentioned in the readings related to language, the industrial revolution, and the countries of NATO and the EU. The Alps mountains, the Rhine River, the Danube River.

 

 Ethnologue Database, Special Languages, Geographic Distribution of Living Languages 
Historical Maps of The Balkans
Bosnia Maps, Bosnia Relief Map, Bosnia Ethnic Majorities 1991 
The BosnianVirtual Fieldtrip

MIDTERM

Study Guide

MIDTERM Tuesday 5/16

 Week Seven
5/16-5/18

MIDTERM Tuesday 5/16

East Asian economic development and population.

Geography 00/01:
#42. "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

Assignment G: - Mapping Populations

 

No Quiz Week Seven

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

 Week Eight
5/23-5/25

Population in South Asia

Geography 00/01:
#35 "Before the Next Doubling"
#36. "The Population Surprise"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 9

(recommended: G00/01 #38 "Gray Dawn")

Assignment H: Online Geography Glossary

 

Quiz 5:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East (Southwest Asia only) and the following rivers: Tigris, Euphrates, Jordan, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Chang Jiang (Yangtse), Huang Ho (Yellow)

Population Geography from about.com

Animated population pyramid for the U.S.

Week Nine
5/30-6/1

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

Geography 00/01:
#39. "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12

(recommended: G00/01 #37 The End of Cheap Oil)

Assignment I: Plan a Trip

No Quiz Week Nine  
  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

 Week Ten
6/6-6/8

Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

  Geography 00/01:
#43. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

Assignment J: Mapping Core and Periphery

 Quiz 6:
Study the last two week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find countries in all of Africa and relate them to their colonial origins. You should also know the locaton of the Nile, Niger, and Congo rivers, and Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Nyasa.
  Alan's Africa Links
 

  Week Eleven
6/13-6/15

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

  Geography 00/01:
#4. "World Prisms: The Future of Sovereign States and International Order"
#20. "The Rise of the Region State"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 7, 10

Quiz 7 on Tuesday 6/13
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia and relate them to their colonial origins .You should also know the locaton of the Mekong and Red Rivers as well as the following islands: Borneo, Sumatra, New Guinea, Jawa, Timor.
The WTO Turns Back the Clock: 1, 2, 3, 4,
 

 Week Twelve

6/20-6/22

Final Exam
Final Exam Scheduled on Tuesday June 20 at 6:15 pm
 Final midterm exam covers weeks 7-11  Final Study Guide