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Calendar for Introduction to Geography 10

Spring 2002 - Forsberg

(Last updated May 6, 2002)

*This calendar is subject to change*

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule
.

 Week One
Jan. 15-17

 Week Two
Jan. 22-24

  Week Three
Jan. 29-31

  Week Four
Feb. 5-7

Week Five
Feb. 12-14

 Week Six
Feb. 19-21

Week Seven
Feb. 26-28

Week Eight
Mar. 5-7

Week Nine
Mar. 12-14

Week Ten
Mar. 19-21

Spring Break

Week Eleven
Apr. 2-4

Week Twelve
Apr. 9-11

 Week Thirteen
Apr. 16-18

 Week Fourteen
Apr. 23-25

Week Fifteen
Apr.
30-May 1
 Week Sixteen
May 7-9
 Week Seventeen
May 14-16
   
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  Week One
Jan 15-17

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

Maps of the World

Geography 01/02:
Get acquainted with your textbook by reading "Overviews" at the beginning of each section
#1. "Rediscovering the Importance of Geography"
Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapter 1

Lecture on Regions

World Wide Web Site for: Geography 01/02

 

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
Jan 22-24

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.

Maps of the World

Geography 01/02: 
#2-"The Four Traditions of Geography"
#3- "The American Geographies . . ." 
Quiz 1:
Study this week's readings, & on the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans and continents.

Web sites week two - Map Related Sites

How to make a map

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
Jan 29-31

Using maps and GIS for research.

Maps of Polar Regions and Oceans

 Geography 01/02:
#29- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"
#31 "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"

Building Geographic Literacy: Ch. 2

 Quiz 2:
Study this week's readings, & on the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans, continents, and waterways listed in table 3-1.
Websites week three - GIS

 Week Four
Feb 5-7

Thinking Globally:
Map projections and the Greenhouse effect.

 Geography 01/02:
#5 "Seas and Soils Emerge as Keys to Climate"
#6 "Plying a Fabled Waterway"

Building Geographic Literacy: Ch. 3

No Quiz this week

 

Map Projections Examples

Websites on Climate Change

Climate Change in the Ancient Sahara

Week Five
Feb 12-14

Debating Climate Change

Quiz 3:
Study this week's readings & study the 3-blank world map projections handed out in class, be able to find the same continents and waterways from Quiz 2.

Geography 01/02:
#10 "The Great Climate Flip-Flop"

(recommended: #9 "Global Warming . . .", #11 "Breaking the Global Warming Gridlock", #25 "Sea Change"

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken so far for the first midterm

 Week Six
Feb 19-21

MIDTERM

Study Guide
 FIRST MIDTERM - Tuesday, February 19.
  

 Week Seven

Feb 26-28 

Urban Geography and North America: urban morphology, transportation technology, urban sprawl and the envrionment.
Maps of the Americas

 Geography 01/02:


#15- "The Race to Save Open Space"
#30- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#43- "Risking the Future of Our Cities"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

(recommended: G01/02 #14. "There Goes the Neighborhood," #17 "Operation Desert Sprawl", 18- "Turning the Tide," #35- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?" #44- "The End of Urban Man?")

Quiz 4:

Study this week's readings and be able to locate the U.S. cities on the map in Chapter 4 of BGL.

 Websites week four - Urban Geography

Mapping Boston - Map Collection

Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

Week Eight

 Mar 5-7

Environmental Justice in Latin America.

Maps of the Americas

 

Quiz 5: Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Latin America, the Amazon River, and the Andes Mountain Range.

News presentation on Thursday by Andrea, Elise, and Yonatan.

 

Geography 01/02:
#7. "Lead in the Inner Cities"
#19 "A Greener or a Browner Mexico?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

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
Foreshadowing FTAA 
From Rachel's Weekly:
Dumbing Down the Children--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Rainforest Links
 A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

 Week Nine
Mar 12-14

Nations and states in Europe

Maps of Europe

 Geography 01/02:
#21- "Continental Divide"
#24 "The Delicate Balkan Balance"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5

  Quiz 6:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Europe, the Rhine River, the Danube River, and the Alps Mountain Range.

News presentation on Thursday by Amber, Jonathan, and Tom.

 Ethnologue Database,
Historical Maps of The Balkans

Bosnia Maps, Bosnia Relief Map, Bosnia Ethnic Majorities 1991 
The BosnianVirtual Fieldtrip

 Week Ten
 Mar 19-21

Return of the
[Russian] Empire?

Maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics

Geography 01/02:
#22- "Russia's Fragile Union"
#23- "Beyond the Kremlin's Walls"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 6

Lecture on GNP and Population

Quiz 7:
Study the assigned readings , and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries listed in chapter 6 of Building Geographic Literacy, the Volga River, Aral Sea, and Ural Mountain Range and Caucasus Mountain Range.

No News presentation on Thursday

Geographic Distribution of Living Languages , Special Languages

    Spring Break

 Week Eleven
Apr 2-4


East Asian economic development and population.

Maps of Asia
East Asia

 Geography 01/02:
#8- "Uneasy Collaborators"
#40- "Gray Dawn, The Global Aging Crisis."
#45- "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

 Quiz 8:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find countries in East Asia, the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River and Huang Ho (Yellow) River.

News presentation on Thursday by Shahswar, Huslen, and Jeffrey.

  Animated population pyramid for the U.S.
Gateway Japan
Tokyo 1, 2, 3
Geography of Japan
Japan Links 1, 2, 3, 4
ChinaVista's City Vistas
A comprehensive online guide to China's major cities.
China Window
Brief Introduction to Guangdong Province; Nike Inc.
Taiwan Links 1, 2, 3, 4
Mongolia Today online magazine

 Week Twelve

Apr 9-11

 
Population and South Asia.

Maps of Asia

 Geography 01/02:
#37 "Before the Next Doubling"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 9

Quiz 9:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of South Asia and the Indus river and Ganges river, and Himalaya Mountain Range and Karakorum Mountain Range.

No News presentation on Thursday

UN Conference on Ageing - April 2002
Demography and population,
Population Clocks-U.S. Census Bureau
Population Geography from about.com
Consulate of India - San Francisco
India Links - Dinesh.com
Prasad Naik's India Links
Links to Indian Information
India Today - Magazine

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the first midterm.

  Week Thirteen
 Apr 16-18

MIDTERM

study guide

  SECOND MIDTERM
Thursday April 18
 

   Week Fourteen
Apr 23-25

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Africa and The Middle East

News presentation on Thursday by Eleni, Carl, and Charles.

  Geography 01/02:
#12. "Beyond the Valley of the Dammed"
#41. "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12

Quiz 10:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, the Nile River, the Jordan River, Tigris River, Euphrates River.
#1 Censored Story: World Bank and multinational corporations seek to privatize water
 A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.

   Week Fifteen
Apr 30 - May 1

 Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

Maps of Africa

 Geography 01/02:
#38. "A Turning-Point for AIDS?"
#46. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

Aids in Africa

Quiz 11:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Congo (Zaire) River and the Niger River.

News presentation on Thursday by Jason, Daniel, and Christina.

 Alan's Africa Links

Lecture on African Colonialism

 

 Week Sixteen
 May 7-9

Environmental Monitoring in Southeast Asia

Maps of Asia
Southeast Asia

Geography 01/02:
#33 "Gaining Perspective"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 10 & pp. 62-64

 Quiz 12: Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Southeast Asia, the Mekong River, the Red River, the Island of Borneo and the Island of New Guinea.

News presentation on Thursday by Stratos, David, and Jessica.

 The Borneo Project
 

 Week Seventeen
May 14-16

Globalization in Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.

Maps of Australia and the Pacific

 Geography 01/02:
#20. "The Rise of the Region State"
#36. "Bio Invasion"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 7

  Quiz 13: Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.

News presentation on Thursday by Yolanda, Craig, and Jasi.

The WTO Turns Back the Clock: 1, 2, 3, 4,
  Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the second midterm.
 FINAL EXAM

  Final Exam Scheduled: May 21

A review session will be followed by an exam of one hour.
In the event of a rolling blackout, a take-home final will be posted online and left at the Math/Science Office for you to complete within a few days.

 Final Study Guide