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Calendar for

Introduction to Geography

Fall 2003 - Forsberg

(Last updated October 20, 2003)

*This calendar is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule
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 Week One
Aug 21
 Week Two
Aug 26-28
  Week Three
Sept 2-4
  Week Four
Sept 9-11
Week Five
Sept 16-18
 Week Six
Sept 23-25
Week Seven
Sept 30-Oct 3
Week Eight
Oct 7-9
Week Nine
Oct 14-16
Week Ten
Oct 21-23
Week Eleven
Oct 28-30
Week Twelve
Nov 4-6
 Week Thirteen
Nov 13
  Week Fourteen
Nov 18-20
  Week Fifteen
Nov 25
Week Sixteen
Dec 2-4
Week Seventeen - Dec 9-11 - Final exam is Friday, Dec 16
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.
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  Week One
Aug 21

Introduction to geography

Introduction to class
  Web links are not required reading unless specified. Required links will be posted in the same box as the the textbook readings (above).

Introduction to the World Wide Web

 Important announcements posted between weeks.

The textbook will not be in until next week.
Class will continue based on handouts and readings on reserve.

 Week Two
Aug 26-28

Diffusion and regions, intro to maps.

 Introduction: what is geography, traditions, tools, fundamental concepts

Concepts and processes in Geography: diffusion, regions , maps & GIS

Quiz 1:
Study the blank world map handout, be able to find the the major oceans and continents.
Atlas of Cyberspaces 1, 2

Map Related Sites, GIS

STD prevention links

Map Projections Examples

Quizzes normally cover everything since the last quiz including all assigned readings and anything covered in class, as well as assigned locations on a blank map handed out in class.
 Week Three

Sept 2-4

Maps and GIS.

The physical geography of Bolivia - Mountain and rainforest resources.

Ch. 1: Geography Matters pp.1-17, 30-41, fig.1.18 on p.26 & Window on the World 1.3 on pp.28-29

Maps & GIS, Scale, Mountains and Climate

DavidRumsey.com, National Map Viewer, (click view maps)

US-Mexico Demographic Data Viewer, SanDiego/Tijuana Interactive Atlas

Free GIS systems: ArcExplorer Web, ArcExplorer

 Week Four
Sept 9-11

Geographic expansion, industrialization and internal devt. of 'core' regions

Ch. 2 : The Changing Global Context pp.43-63

Development of core and periphery of a world system

Quiz 2:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
The Fall Line and major cities of the Eastern U.S. http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1122EUSMISR.html
The Fall Line
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0818202.html
Why Virginia's Cities and Towns Are Located Where They Are http://www.virginiaplaces.org/vacities/24river.html
Week Five

Sept 16-18

Population distribution, growth, and organization.

Ch. 3: Geographies of Population - Lecture on population


Raised fields and the vertical archipelago:

Putting Ancient Agriculture Back to Work (html)

South American Archipelago Economics

Andean Civilization

 Week Six

Sept 23-25

Population growth dynamics.

Ch. 3: Geographies of Population cont'd
 Review on Tuesday, Sept. 23 - study guide
  MIDTERM EXAM 1 on Thursday Sept 25*

 Week Seven

Sept 30-Oct 3

Nature as a Concept, agriculture.

Ch. 4: Nature, Society and Technology

Lecture on Nature

Rachel Carson: author of "Silent Spring"
http://www.rachelcarson.org/
http://clinton2.nara.gov/WH/EOP/OVP/24hours/carson.html
Bioaccumulation & Biomagnification 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 Week Eight

Oct 7-9
Defining and
Measuring Development.


Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development

& Ch. 1: pp.17-30 Spatial Analysis and Principles of Economic Location

Quiz 3: Oct 9

Study the blank map handout, be able to find the the following locations.

Week Nine

Oct 14-16

Theories & pathways to development, economic globalization.

Ch. 7: The Geography of Economic Development
& Ch. 2 pp.63-81 Organizing the Periphery

Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production - intro

Lecture on African Colonialism

Theories of Development in the Modern World

Lecture on GNP vs GDP

 According to the World Values Survey, Nigeria has the world's happiest people.
 Week Ten

Oct 21-23

Geography of Food.

Ch. 8: Agriculture and Food Production cont'd

Agricultural Models

Agriculture and Soil

MIDTERM EXAM 2 Thursday Oct 23 study guide
 Week Eleven

Oct 28-30
Political geography theories: boundaries and shapes of states

Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space
& Ch. 5 pp.175-196- Language & Religion
 Quiz 4:
Please complete the following research assignment due in class Nov 4.
Guest lecture on both Tuesday and Thursday by Geographer Norm Hetland.
   Alan will be gone during week eleven.
 Week Twelve

Nov 4-6
nations, states, and nation-states.

 Ch. 9: The Politics of Territory and Space
& Ch.5: pp.196-202 Cultural Nationalism
Research assignment on nations and states due Nov. 4
 
  Week Thirteen

Nov 13

Introduction to cities, location, functions, origins

 Ch. 10: Urbanization
 
  
   Week Fourteen

Nov 18-20

ancient & modern cities,
urban hierarchy


Quiz 5:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
Ch. 10: Urbanization
 Week Fifteen

Nov 25

Internal structure of cities: models of city structure

Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures
Week Sixteen

Dec 2-4

Geography of the inner city.


Quiz 6:
Study the blank map handout, be able to find the following locations.
Ch. 11: City Spaces, Urban Structures
& Ch. 5: pp.202-209 culture and identity
Week Seventeen

Dec 9-11

Predicting future geographies.

Ch 12:  Future Geographies
Finals
Final Exam Scheduled on Tuesday, December 16