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Calendar for
Introduction to Geography 10

Vista College - Spring 2003 - Forsberg

(Last updated May 7, 2003)

Keep up to date. Attend class and check this schedule

Online Geography Tutorials

*This calendar is subject to change*

Week One
1/14-1/16
Week Two
1/21-1/23
 Week Three
1/28-1/30
 Week Four
2/4-2/6
Week Five
2/11-2/13
  Week Six
2/18-2/20
  Week Seven
2/25-2/27
Week Eight
3/4-3/6
 Week Nine
3/11-3/13
Week Ten
3/18-3/20
Week Eleven
3/25-3/27
Week Twelve
4/1-4/3
Week Thirteen
4/8-4/10
Week Fourteen
4/22-4/23
Week Fifteen
4/29-5/1
 Week Sixteen
5/6-5/8
  Week Seventeen
5/13-5/15
  Week Eighteen
5/20
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Week One
1/14-1/16

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

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

Physical Geography

Introduction to the World Wide Web

Glossary of Internet Terms

Atlas of Cyberspaces 1, 2

Week Two
1/21-1/23

Systems Theory

The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

Handout on Systems Theory and the Greenhouse Effect

Please read Chapter 1 of "Geosystems" by Christopherson - on reserve in the library.

Quiz A:
Study the assigned readings, & on the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans and continents
Systems Theory
Atmosphere
Solar Radiation & Temperature
  Week Three
1/28-1/30

Climate Change

Geography 02/03:
#10. Global Warming: The Contrarian View
#18. A Modest Proposal to Stop Global Warming
#43. Forest `Sinks' As a Tool for Climate-Change Policymaking

Get acquainted with your textbook by reading "Overviews" at the beginning of each section

Climate Change

Selected World Wide Web Sites for: Geography 02/03

 Important announcements posted between weeks.

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 Four

2/4-2/6

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 02/03: 
#1. "Rediscovering the Importance of Geography"
Building Geographic Literacy (BGL): Chapters 1-3

Map Projections Examples

 Quiz B:
Study the readings assigned since the last quiz & on the blank world map found in BGL, be able to find the the major oceans, continents, and waterways listed in table 3-1.
Map Related Sites
Week Five

2/11-2/13

Using maps and GIS for research.

 Geography 02/03:
#29- "Does it Matter Where you Are?"
#31 "GIS Technology Reigns Supreme in Ellis Island Case"
 Quiz C:
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.
Websites about GIS

Terra cognita

Study all the readings and notes you have taken so far for the first midterm
 Week Six
2/18-2/20

MIDTERM

Study Guide

 FIRST MIDTERM
2/18
 Week Seven
2/25-2/27

The Geography of North American Cities: urban sprawl, transportation technology, social systems, urban morphology.

Maps of the Americas

 Geography 02/03:
#5- "The American Geographies . . ." 
#17- "Operation Desert Sprawl"
#30- "Transportation and Urban Growth . . ." 
#36- "Do We Still Need Skyscrapers?"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 4

Quiz D: Thursday
Study this week's readings and be able to locate the main U.S. cities on the map on page 83 in Chapter 4 of BGL.
Websites about Urban Geography

Lecture notes about urban morphology and culture

Native American Sites 
North American Maps USGS

 
Week Eight
3/4-3/6

Human development and the environmental systems

NO QUIZ

Geography 02/03:

#6. Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems
#14. Beyond the Valley of the Dammed

2 New Generators in Mexico

Bibliography on Environmental Justice

Lecture on Natural and Social Systems

Video: Ecosystems and the Law of Unitended Consequences

 Week Nine
3/11-3/13

Latinos and environmental justice.

Maps of the Americas

Geography 02/03:
#19 "A Greener or a Browner Mexico?"
#28 "The Rio Grande"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 13

 Quiz E: Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Latin America
 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 Ten
3/18-3/20

Nations and states in Europe

Maps of Europe

Geography 02/03:
#21- "Continental Divide"
#23 "The Delicate Balkan Balance"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 5

Lecture notes on nations, states, and languages

Lecture notes on: nationalism

  Quiz F:
Study readings assigned since the midterm, and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Europe.
 Ethnologue Database, Linguist's List
Historical Maps of The Balkans
 
 Week Eleven
3/25-3/27
Return of the
[Russian] Empire?

Maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics

Geography 02/03:
#22- "Beyond the Kremlin's Walls"
#40 "The End of Cheap Oil"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapters 6

Follow-up to the video Blackout:
$3.3 billion energy overcharge
FERC RULING: Federal regulators tally short of Davis' demands

Quiz G:
Study the assigned readings , and on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Geographic Distribution of Living Languages , Special Languages
Week Twelve
4/1-4/3
East Asian economic development and population.

Maps of Asia
East Asia

 Geography 02/03:
#41- "Gray Dawn, The Global Aging Crisis."
#45- "China's Changing Land: Population, Food Demand and Land Use in China"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 8

Lecture and Discussion of Population

 Quiz H:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find countries in East Asia.
  Animated population pyramid for the U.S.
Gateway Japan
Tokyo 1, 2, 3
Geography of Japan
Japan Links 1, 2, 3
ChinaVista's City Vistas
A comprehensive online guide to China's major cities.
China Window
Taiwan Links 1, 2, 3
Mongolia Today online magazine
Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the first midterm.
No map locations are required.
 Week Thirteen
4/8-4/10
.MIDTERM

study guide

 SECOND MIDTERM
Thursday April 10
  Spring Break
 Week Fourteen
4/22-4/24

Population and South Asia

Maps of Asia

Geography 02/03:
#25 "AIDS has Arrived"
#38 "Before the Next Doubling"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 9 

Lecture notes on diffusion

Quiz I:
Study this week's readings, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries and rivers of South Asia.
STD prevention links
UN Conference on Ageing - April 2002
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
India Today - Magazine
   
 Week Fifteen

4/29-5/1

Population and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Africa and The Middle East

 Geography 02/03:
#13 "Texas and Water"
#42 "A Rare and Precious Resource"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 12

No quiz this week
due to school closure
 Lecture on Climate Change in the Ancient Sahara and Pastoralism in the Sahel

#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 Sixteen
5/6-5/8

Colonialism and development in Africa South of the Sahara.

 Geography 02/03:
#2. "The Geography of Poverty and Wealth"
#46. "Helping the World's Poorest"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 11

Aids in Africa

 Quiz J:
Study the readings for week 15, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

Quiz K on this week's readings on 5/13

Maps of Africa

 Alan's Africa Links

Lecture on the International Division of Labor

Lecture on African Colonialism

  A difficult week coming up, your quiz covers dozens of countries and lots of reading.
   Week Seventeen
5/13-5/15

Remote sensing and conservation in Southeast Asia.

Read for 5/15:
Geography 02/03:
#33. "Gaining Perspective"

Building Geographic Literacy: Chapter 10

 Quiz K: 5/13
Study the readings for week 16, & on a blank regional map, be able to find the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and relate them to their colonial origins.Maps of Africa

(Note: You will be tested on Southeast Asia map locations on the final exam. Ch.7 on Australia & the Pacific has been dropped)


Southeast Asia
Maps of Asia
Maps of Australia and the Pacific

 

The Borneo Project

 Study all the readings and notes you have taken since the second midterm.
   Week Eighteen
5/20
 

Final Exam Scheduled on May 20. The exam will last one hour.

 Final Study Guide