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 Readings Schedule for 
World Geography

Summer 2001 - Forsberg

 This Schedule is Subject to Change
 (Last updated July 25, 2001)
Attend class and check this schedule online to keep up to date.

Assignments
Geography research on the web

Date

Readings

Topics and Links
  Week One 6/21   Chapter 1

 Geography Matters
Maps and cognitionTerra cognita, diffusion
Map projections, Spatial interaction
 Week Two
6/25-6/28
 Chapters 2, 3

The Changing Global Context
Development of Core Areas, Colonialism in Africa
Geographies of Population
Population: distribution, structure, measurement, debates.
 Week Three
7/2-7/5
 Chapters 4 & "Culture and Geography" pp.189-202; "Interpreting Places and Landscapes" pp.229-244
                 

Nature, Society, and Technology
Nature as a Concept
Cultural Landscapes
Culture and Geography

Midterm on Thursday 7/5
(study guide)
 Week Four
7/9-7/12
 Chapters 7, 8 & "Place Marketing"  pp.244-249

Geography of Economic Development
International division of labor, Development in the Modern World: theories & pathways
Agriculture and Food Production 
Agriculture and soils, Modern Agriculture
 Week Five
7/16-7/19
 Chapters 9, 10 & "Language and Nationalism" pp.202-213

The Politics of Territory and Space
Nations, states, nation-states, boundaries and shapes of states
Urbanization
Introduction to urbanization and cities, location, functions, origins, Urban location: ancient and modern cities, urban hierarchy, central place theory
 Week Six
7/23-7/26
 Chapter 11, 12 & "Culture and Identity" pp.213-219 "Postmodern Spaces" 257-265

City Spaces: Urban Structure
 Internal structure of cities: models of city structure. Problems of the inner city: urban renewal, urbanization problems.
Future Geographies
Future Geographies, Development as discourse

Final on Thursday 7/26

(study guide)



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