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Geog 4 summer 2013

  1. 1. Geography 4Physical GeographySecti on 781467:00 to 8:40 PMM on/Tu es/W ed/Thu r sPr ofessor L i sa Schm i dt
  2. 2. Information Professor Lisa Schmidt Section 71890 7:00 to 8:40 PM MTWTh PS 102 E-mail: Lisa_M_Schmidt@yahoo.com Office Hours: By Appointment/After Class (909) 652-7090 http://schmidtphysicalgeography.wikispaces.com
  3. 3. Student Learning Outcomes Geography 4 students will be able torecognize and identify Plate Tectonic Theoryand its impact on Southern California. Students will be able to identify earth’s majorgrid lines. Students will be able to understand anddescribe why and how Santa Ana winds formin Southern California.
  4. 4. Introduction Welcome to Geography 4, PhysicalGeography. In this class you will learn the basic elementsof geography. We will study climate, landforms, water, soils,native animal life and vegetation, We will examine the interrelationshipsbetween these things and we will look at theirpatterns of distribution throughout the world.
  5. 5. Textbooks Required Physical Geography A LandscapeAppreciation10th Ed. McKnight and Hess ISBN-13: 978-0321677341 Required Goode’s World Atlas ISBN 0-528-65000-3 Or any recent World Atlas thatcontains physical maps Recommended The Geography Coloring Book Wynn Kapit 978-0131014725
  6. 6. Alternate Texts You may also usePhysicalGeography: ALandscapeAppreciation byMcKnight and Hess 9thedition ISBN 978-0-13-223901-1http://schmidtphysicalgeography.wikispaces.com/TextbooksA list of other texts is available on the class web page.
  7. 7. Required Materials Internet Access Pencils Pens Paper
  8. 8. Recommended Materials Colored Pens or PencilsFor map studies
  9. 9. Course Description The goal of this course isto introduce students tobasic concepts inphysical geography… Since it is an introductorycourse, it is assumedstudents have little or nobackground in physicalgeography. Atmosphere Atmospheric Processes Weather Climate Biosphere Soil Vegetation Hydrosphere Landforms Lithosphere
  10. 10. Course Description Emphasis is on the processes drivingphysical systems on Earth, interactionsbetween physical systems, and humaninteraction with the physical environment.
  11. 11. Course Objectives You will gain an understanding of the geographicperspective within natural and environmental sciences,including place, space, map scale, map projection,spatial connection, and spatial diffusion. You will better understand how to use maps, inparticular, the geographic distribution of naturalphenomena. You will learn about the four environmental spheres,atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere,and how they interact across the surface of the Earth. Inparticular, you will learn the role of humankind within theenvironment.
  12. 12. AssignmentsandGrading ScaleNote: You must earn at least60% to pass this class. Youmay be dropped for falling below60%. Please refer to your syllabus. 4 Exams 100 points each =400 points 14 Chapter Quizzes 10 pointseach = 140 points 5 Map Quizzes 25 points each= 125 points 1 Presentation/Video = 100points Random Points = 100 Possible Total Points Possible = 865
  13. 13. Chapter Quizzes There will be a quiz for each chapterin the textbook. Quizzes will be posted on Moodle at theend of each chapter, check the classschedule. Quizzes will be due one week after theyare posted by 6:30 PM. There will be 14 quizzes. The format will be multiple choice,true/false, and or matching. Quiz questions may be used onexams. You will want to take notes from yourquizzes and study them.
  14. 14. Exams There will be four exams. Exams will be given using Moodle-just like quizzes. They will open at 8:40 PM and close at 6:30 PM the next week. The format will be multiple choice, true and false, essay,and/or matching. Each exam will be worth 100 points. The final exam will be cumulative. A study guide will be available for each exam. You get one chance to take exams.
  15. 15. Map Quizzes We will study the physical features ofEarth. You MUST bring your atlas to class onmap study nights. Colored pens or pencils will be helpful. You will have five map quizzes. North America 25 points South America 25 points Europe 25 points Asia 25 points Africa 25 points Total 125 points Maps quizzes will be on Moodle too! You get one week, two chances, open at 8:40PM and close at 6:30 PM the next week.
  16. 16. Presentation You are required to give a presentation for this class. You will be able to choose from a list of topics. Presentations must be 5 minutes long. Presentations may be done in groups or alone-groupsrequire instructor approval. You may make a video as an alternative-videos requireinstructor approval too. Schedule: Note you must go on your scheduled day oryou will lose points. See the class web site for paper details: http://schmidtphysicalgeography.wikispaces.com/
  17. 17. Random Points At any time a pop quiz, exitquestion, attendance check,worksheet or other activity may begiven. Your attendance isnecessary to receive these points.
  18. 18. Graded Work It is your responsibility to pick up gradedwork. You should keep all of your graded workuntil you receive your final grade.Not only for this class but all of your classes! All graded work will be held for 30 daysafter the end of the semester thendiscarded.
  19. 19. Absences and Tardiness I reserve the right to drop students who miss class twice. If you have to miss class, you should stay in contact with me. You may be dropped for excessive tardiness. Coming in late is disruptive to your classmates. If you are going to be late, come in quietly and take a seatWITHOUT interrupting lecture. Excessive tardiness is being more than five minutes late threetimes. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain notes,or ANY other information, including schedule changes.
  20. 20. Extra Credit Some extra credit may be assignedthroughout the semester. It will be announced in class and you mustbe present in order to take advantage of it.
  21. 21. Late Work / Exams / Quizzes Late work is not accepted unlessyou have written documentationproving a legitimate reason forbeing late.Unless you have documentationexams or quizzes missed onMoodle WILL NOT be reopened.
  22. 22. Dropping If you decide to drop, you must do itformally. If you stop coming to class, I have no wayof knowing if you want to drop or receiveand F.I will give F’s, it is your responsibility to drop.
  23. 23. Academic Honesty Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.Any incidences of cheating or plagiarism willbe reported to the deans office.Please refer to Chaffey College’s policy onacademic honesty.
  24. 24. Cell Phones and Texting Use of cell phones for talkingor texting during class isinappropriate because it isdistracting to your classmates. If you need to use yourphone, go outside. Phones should be set to silentmode when in class.
  25. 25. Disabilities Programs andServices If you need accommodations for thiscourse, please see me after class. If you have or think you may have adisability that might affect yourperformance in this course, pleasecontact the office of Disabled StudentsPrograms and Services at (909) 652-6379, or go see them at CCE 14.
  26. 26. Moodle Moodle will be used for this class.You will take your tests and quizzes onMoodle.http://moodle2.chaffey.edu/ If you have questions about Moodle, stay afterclass, I am here to help.
  27. 27. Class Web Page A web page has been created for thisclass. You can access it at:http://schmidtphysicalgeography.wikispaces.com/ You will find PowerPoints, maps, videos,study guides and more on the class webpage.
  28. 28. Contact Information The best way to reach me is by e-mail. My e-mail address is:Lisa.Schmidt@chaffey.edu I have a mailbox on the Chino campusand in Zimmerman Hall on the maincampus. My voice mail is (909) 652-7090 I do not check my voice mail as often asmy e-mail.
  29. 29. Note All dates, topics, points totals, andassignments are tentative. I reserve the right to make changesshould it become necessary during thesemester.
  30. 30. Disruptive Behavior You may be asked to leave class if youare disruptive to the learning process ofothers. For example, talking during lecture orduring your classmates presentations. If you are asked to leave, you may besuspended from the next class as well, ifdisciplinary action is taken.
  31. 31. CourseSchedule
  32. 32. CourseSchedulePart Two
  33. 33. For Your Success There are many resources on your campus. Computers areavailable for student use in the library. The Success Centersoffer a wide range of services including tutoring and workshops.There is a Student Health Center on the campus to help youwith your physical and mental health needs. Guidancecounselors are available too. Take advantage of the serviceavailable to you and if you have questions, ASK!
  34. 34. What is Geography? The scientific study of the Earths surfaceand its various climates, countries,peoples, and natural resources.
  35. 35. Fields of Geography Human or Cultural GeographyDeals with social, economic, and behavioralprocesses Physical GeographyExamines the natural processes occurring atEarth’s surface that provide the physicalsetting for human activities
  36. 36. Branches of Physical Geography Biogeography Climatology Coastal Geography Environmental Geography Geomorphology Glaciology Hydrology Oceanography Paleogeography
  37. 37. Branches of Human Geography Cultural Geography Developmental Geography Economic Geography Medical Geography Historical Geography Political Geography Population Geography Demography Transportation Geography Urban Geography
  38. 38. What we will be studying… Four great physical realms orspheres of Earth Atmosphere The gaseous layer thatsurrounds the earth Lithosphere The outermost solid layerof the Earth Hydrosphere The liquid realm of theEarth Biosphere Encompasses all livingorganisms of the Earth
  39. 39. What we will be studying The atmosphere Atmospheric processes Weather and Climate The Biosphere Soil Vegetation Hydrosphere Tectonic Processes Volcanic Processes
  40. 40. Tools Geographers Use Maps Paper representations of space showing point, line, or area data Or more simply put, locations, connections, and regions Remote Sensing Aircraft or spacecraft provide images of earth’s surface GIS or Geographic Information Systems Powerful computer mapmaking software connected to data bases Mathematical Modeling and Statistics Used to understand natural and human phenomenon

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