Calendar for Spring 2018:

This class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM in Room 1036HN.

Tues., Jan 30       First class meeting.
Tues., Feb 20   This is a MONDAY schedule at CUNY. NO CLASS for us.
Tues., Feb 27   Tentative Date for EXAM I
Tues., Mar 27   Last day to submit required essays without late penalty
Fri., Mar 30   NO classes scheduled.
Tues., Apr 03   NO classes scheduled.
Fri., Apr 06   NO classes scheduled.
WED., Apr 11   This is a FRIDAY schedule at CUNY. We Meet.
(We meet 3 times this week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Fri., Apr 13   Tentative Date for EXAM !!
Tues., May 15   Last NYS class lecture.
Last day to submit extra credit essays or project.
Tues., May 22   FINAL EXAM from 9 AM - 11 AM in Rm. 1036HN NOTE THE EARLIER TIME
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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  1. You are responsible for the content of all the lectures, reading assignments and class handouts. The textbook has a glossary of important terms and concepts. Each chapter has a list of key terms.
  2. Attendance is important.  There is a direct correlation between poor attendance and poor grades.
  3. All exams must be taken and required assignments submitted.
  4. Extra credit assignments are optional.
  5. Approval is required prior to beginning any extra credit research project.
Last updated January 29, 2018 .