Calendar for Fall 2018:

This class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:10 – 12:25 PM in Room 415HW.
Exam dates and work submission deadlines are subject to change.

Tuesday Aug. 28       First class meeting
Tuesday Sep. 11   No class
Tuesday Sep. 18   No class
Tuesday Oct. 02   Tentative date EXAM I
Tuesday Oct. 30   Last day for the TWO REQUIRED ESSAYS without lateness penalty.
Tuesday Nov. 09   Tentative date EXAM II
Friday Nov. 23   No Class: Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday Dec. 04   Last day to hand in the pre-approved extra credit project (research paper or discussion paper).
Tuesday Dec. 11   Last class lecture. LAST day to submit any extra credit essays.
Tuesday Dec. 18   EXAM III (Final Exam) from 9 AM - 11 AM in Room 415 HW.
Note the different earlier time from class lectures.
Do Not Make Holiday Travel Plans for the Final Exam Period!


I. Introduction: What is Geography?   I. Text: Ch. 1
II. Geographers' Tools   II. Same
***E X A M 1 will cover Topics I and II from Chapter 1 and the power point slides***


III. Weather and Climate: Physical Aspects and Human Impact

  III. Text: Ch. 2

IV. Landforms: Physical Aspects and Human Impact      

  IV. Text: Ch. 3
V. Biosphere and Human Impact    V. Text: Ch. 4
VI. Earth Resources   VI. Text: Ch. 5

***EXAM TWO will cover Topics III- VI, chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and the power point slides***


VII. Living on the Earth: Population

  VII. Text: Ch. 6

VIII. Cultural Geography

  VIII. Text: Ch. 7 and 8

IX. Economic Geography: Location Analysis and Development  

   IX. Text: Chapter 9 and 12
X. Urban Geography     X. Text: Ch. 10
XI. Political Geography   XI. Text: Ch 11

**EXAM THREE (the Final) will cover Topics VII- XI, Chapters 6-12 and the power point slides**

REQUIRED TEXT: Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th ed. C. T. Dahlman and W. H. Renwick; Pearson Higher Education, Boston (2014). Available as hardcover, paperback, e-text and rental. ISBN 13: 9780321843333; ISBN 10: 0321843339

ATLAS: It is recommended that students should have access to a world atlas that includes thematic maps. The most recent editions of Rand McNally Goode’s World Atlas, National Geographic College Atlas of the World, and the Student Atlas of World Geography by Allen and Sutton are possibilities.


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Last updated August 24, 2018 .