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Vista College

Geography 10

Spring 2003 - Forsberg



Asian Population growth as seen through statistics

Key Terms: demographic transition, birth rate, death rate, natural increase, replacement rate, household economy, housework, chores, social security, monsoon, HIV/AIDS, hierarchical vs. contagious diffusion, pandemic, STD prevention links.

Study Questions: What is natural increase and how is it related to economic development? Why is population growing faster in India than China? How does lack of education and paid employment for women effect population growth? How does poverty effect it? Where are decisions regarding procreation made, and what influences that decision? How are children an asset to parents in the developing world? Explain what causes the monsoon rains in South Asia. What is the difference between the patterns of diffusion for HIV/AIDS and the common cold? What are the different ways HIV/AIDS is spread? How have the 'high risk' groups for HIV/AIDS changed since the disease first emerged?

Week FIFTEEN - Middle East & North Africa - water resources

Key Terms: desertification, fund (nonrenewable) and flow (renewable) resources, fossil fuels, watershed, river basin, flood plain, alluvial soil, ground water.

Study Questions: Is oil a fund or flow resource? and water? soil? Did the construction of the Aswan Dam improve Egypt's agriculture? What is the relationship between water resources and population growth? Which regions of the world are expected to suffer catastrophically low supplies of water in the 21st century? What is the long-term solution to the water shortage in Texas? Lecture on Climate Change in the Ancient Sahara and Pastoralism in the Sahel

Week SIXTEEN-Colonialism and Neocolonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Key Terms: Mercantile colonialism, industrial colonialism, neocolonialism, technology, the division of labor, primary products, ecological divide, export earnings

Study Questions: What are the main differences between mercantile colonialism, industrial colonialism, and neocolonialism? Why was Africa's political independence from colonialism not accompanied by technological and economic independence? What is the relationship between nation and state in modern Africa, and how has this affected the continent's development? Why are poor tropical countries incapable of securing an adequate level of nutrition? Developing countries have work forces engaged for the most part in which sector of the economy?

Week SEVENTEEN - Remote Sensing of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Key Terms: core & periphery, satellite, remote sensing, wavelength, pixel, GPS, NGO.

Study Questions: What are the advantages of seeing the world from the perspective of a satellite? Give some examples of some of the extended uses satellite surveillance may be able to offer aside from visual detail of earth's surface (what is visible to us). How is remote sensing being used to monitor the environment? How is GPS being used? Where is the core and where is the periphery of Southeast Asia? Why there?

Final Exam Scheduled on Tuesday May 20 at 10:30 am