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Geography 10 intro

  1. 1. Geography 10: Cultural Geography of North America Section 61511 Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM -12:20 PM
  2. 2. What is Geography? <ul><li>The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fields of Geography <ul><li>Human or Cultural Geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deals with social, economic, and behavioral processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical Geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examines the natural processes occurring at Earth’s surface that provide the physical setting for human activities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Branches of Physical Geography <ul><li>Biogeography </li></ul><ul><li>Climatology </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Geomorphology </li></ul><ul><li>Glaciology </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrology </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanography </li></ul><ul><li>Paleogeography </li></ul>
  5. 5. Branches of Human Geography <ul><li>Cultural Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Political Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Population Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Demography </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Geography </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tools Geographers Use <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper representations of space showing point, line, or area data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or more simply put, locations, connections, and regions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote Sensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aircraft or spacecraft provide images of earth’s surface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GIS or Geographic Information Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful computer mapmaking software connected to data bases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mathematical Modeling and Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to understand natural and human phenomenon </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Course Description <ul><li>This course is about cultural geography of North America through time and space. </li></ul><ul><li>The dynamics and ethnicity of North American culture will be traced through discovery, exploration, settlement patterns, aboriginal patterns, national interests, economic exploitation, agriculture, commerce, ethnicity, demography, and changing attitudes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on the origin and diffusion of North American cultural traditions. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Course Objectives <ul><li>Once you have completed this course you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the cultural influences which make up North America. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify settlement patterns, economic systems, transportation patterns, the structure of American cities and demographics for the continent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguish the aboriginal cultural which make up the American character in time and space. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize North American ethnicity in time and as a part of national character. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the American cultural landscape in relationship to the biophysical world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify important cultural sites, political, economic, and commercial sites on the continent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze the structural elements of cities and other cultural features in time and ethnic influences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize ethnic and national purpose in relationship to land values and historical happening. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Required Text and Readings <ul><li>Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada 7 th Edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birdsall, Palka, Malinowski, and Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN 978-0470098264 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Cultural Geography of the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilbur Zelinsky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN 0-13-194424-X </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Materials Required <ul><li>Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colored Pens/Pencils </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Grading <ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Scale </li></ul>NOTE : To pass this class you must earn at least 60%. I reserve the right to drop you from the class if at any time you fall below 60% of the total points possible.
  12. 12. Class Schedule
  13. 13. Class Schedule
  14. 14. Chapter Quizzes <ul><li>There will be 16 chapter quizzes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These will be given using Blackboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have one week to complete quizzes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes will close at 10:30 AM on their due dates. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quizzes will be multiple choice, true and false, matching, and/or short paragraphs. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Map Quizzes and Tests <ul><li>There will be a total of 16 map quizzes and tests. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be 2 big map tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be 14 small map quizzes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These will be based on map studies we do in class. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Map Tests/Quizzes will be given using blackboard. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have one week to complete these assignments, they will close at 10:30 AM on their due dates. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Tests <ul><li>There will be 6 tests. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These tests will be based on chapter quizzes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tests will be given using Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have one week to complete tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will close at 10:30 AM on their due dates. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Final Exam <ul><li>There will be a cumulative final exam. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That means it will cover all the chapters and maps we have studied through the semester. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please note the time for the final exam, which is different from our regular meeting time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11:30 AM to 2:30 PM December 14, 2010. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Discussions <ul><li>There will be five discussions based on the book “The Cultural Geography of the United States” by Wilbur Zelinsky. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions will be done using Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions are due on their stated dates (see schedule) and will close out at 10:30 AM. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Family History Paper <ul><li>One paper is required for this course. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be five pages long and will be about how you and your family fit into the cultural-historical geography of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>You may write a physical paper or write a webpage. </li></ul><ul><li>You may receive extra credit for seeking help at the writing center. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Late Work and Missed Exams <ul><li>Late work will not be accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be no make-ups of missed exams. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Absences and Tardiness <ul><li>I reserve the right to drop students who miss class twice. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have to miss class, you should stay in contact with me if you do not wish to be dropped. </li></ul><ul><li>I also reserve the right to drop students for excessive tardiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive tardiness is being late more than three times. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are going to be late, come in quietly and take a seat WITHOUT interrupting lecture. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Academic Honesty <ul><li>Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. </li></ul><ul><li>Any incidences of cheating or plagiarism will be reported to the dean’s office. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please refer to Chaffey College’s policy on academic honesty </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Cell Phones and Texting <ul><li>Use of cell phones for talking or texting during class is inappropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>You may be asked to leave the classroom if you are talking or texting on your phone during lecture. Phones should be set to silent mode when in class. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Extra Credit <ul><li>Extra credit may be offered throughout the course. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be present to take advantage of this because it will not be posted on Blackboard. </li></ul>
  25. 25. E-mailing Assignments/My Mailbox <ul><li>Assignments will NOT be accepted by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a mailbox on the campus. You may leave assignments at my mailbox, ask at information. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Graded Work <ul><li>It is your responsibility to pick up your graded work. </li></ul><ul><li>Graded work will be held for 30 days after the last day of class and then recycled. </li></ul><ul><li>It is highly recommended that you keep your graded work until final grades have been posted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just for this class, for all of your classes! </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Dropping <ul><li>If you wish to drop this course, you must do so formally. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not dropping the course may result in an F. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Blackboard <ul><li>Blackboard will be used during this course. </li></ul><ul><li>You will find PowerPoint lectures, course documents, links to extra credit, quizzes, tests and grades. </li></ul><ul><li>You can access Blackboard at: http://blackboard.chaffey.edu . </li></ul>
  29. 29. Disabilities <ul><li>If you have, or think you have a disability which may interfere with your ability to perform in this class, please speak with me immediately and please contact the Disability Service Programs office at (909) 652-6398. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need accommodations, you must contact them immediately. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Contacting Me <ul><li>The best way to reach me is by e-mail at [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>I do not have an office or office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to speak to me, it can be done before class, after class, or by appointment. </li></ul><ul><li>My telephone number is (909) 652-7090 but I check the e-mail address much more frequently. </li></ul>

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