The Balkans Area is Historically Known as a Crossroads Of many Cultures that Live there.
The English Channel is a TV show about Prince Charles and Princess Di
The English Channel
Joins the North Sea and the Atlantic
The United Kingdom is… a theme park
The United Kingdom
The Tropic of Cancer is… a rare disease
Tropic of Cancer
This is the Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire
The Bermuda Triangle is a percussion instrument in a reggae band
The Bermuda Triangle
The International Dateline is another dating network
The International Dateline
The Dust Bowl is Granny's old favorite dish
AND FINALLY, you definitely need to study more geography if … you are on a Mediterranean Cruise but you think you are in the Indian Ocean!
World Regional Geography
World Regional Geography is a study of the major developed and developing regions of the world, with emphasis on an awareness of prevailing world conditions and emerging developments, including the diversity of ideas and practices in various regions.
Major topics will include:
culture, religion, language, landforms, climate, agriculture, and economic activities.
What is Geography?
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.
Fields of Geography
Human or Cultural Geography
Deals with social, economic, and behavioral processes
Examines the natural processes occurring at Earth’s surface that provide the physical setting for human activities
Branches of Physical Geography
Branches of Human Geography
Tools Geographers Use
Paper representations of space showing point, line, or area data
Or more simply put, locations, connections, and regions
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
WORLD REGIONS IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
Knox and Marston, 3rd Edition
GOODE’S WORLD ATLAS
Howard Vergin, 21st or 22nd Edition
GEOGRAPHY COLORING BOOK
Wynn Kapit, 3rd Edition
Pens, Pencils, Paper
Recommended: Colored Pens or Pencils for Map Study
To introduce students to several important problems, events, and issues that affect the world today.
To provide students with a basic introduction to several means for analyzing these relevant issues.
To become proficient in using information systems such as maps, graphs, models, and statistical data.
To analyze human systems, physical systems, and interrelationships between the two.
To form critical viewpoints by becoming aware of and being able to assess the general political, economic, and social development issues of the world.
To develop a knowledge of the relative locations of places in the world -- major states, cities, and geographical features.
To be able to provide critical evaluation of various viewpoints concerning a specific issue expressed through several means of communication, such as written, oral, and/or visual material; and to be able to organize and communicate their findings effectively.
To acquire and improve general reading, writing, and analytical skills that can be applied to personal and professional endeavors in and beyond the World Geography course.
Geography Course Objectives
To become thoroughly conversant with the global/regional issues presented in class and in the readings.
To be able to demonstrate effectively the ability to synthesize, evaluate, and form well-informed opinions about contemporary global and regional issues.
To be able to acknowledge and critically evaluate various viewpoints concerning a specific issue.
Work required in World Regional Geography will consist of:
5 Exams 100 points each = 500 points
12 Chapter Quizzes 10 points each = 120 points
6 Map Quizzes 25 points each = 150 points
4 Newsgroup Presentations 50 points each = 200
5 Class Activities 10 points each = 50 points
1 Research Paper = 100 points
1 Presentation = 100 points
Total Possible Points = 1220
Grades will be calculated based on the following:
A 100-90% 1220-1098 Points
B 89-80% 1097-976 Points
C 79-70% 975-854 Points
D 69-60% 853-732 Points
F 59-0% 731-0 Points
Exams will be given using Blackboard and will consist of multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions.
You must use a computer with an internet connection to take your exams.
If you do not know how to use Blackboard, stay after and I will help you.
Chapter Quizzes will be given using blackboard.
You must use a computer with an internet connection to take the quizzes.
They will consist of 20 multiple choice, true/false, or matching questions.
There will be a quiz on EACH chapter of your textbook.
Quizzes will be open when each section begins and will close when the exam opens.
For example now chapters 1, 2, and 3 are open. Your first exam is going to be on June 30, 2010. The quizzes will close at 12:00 (noon) June 30, 2010.
You must pay attention to the dates for your quizzes and exams.
Map Quizzes will be based on in-class map studies.
They will be given using Blackboard, you will have a week to complete maps quizzes.
Each week you are expected to report to the class what is going on in the world.
This will be done in groups and will be discussed further at a later date.
You are expected to participate in classroom activities such as group exercises, reviews, and movies.
You will be given 10 participation points per activity.
Research Papers will be five pages long, written on a place.
Presentations will be given in class about research papers, they will be five minutes long.
Start thinking about where you want to write about and see me early to get the presentation date you want.
Alternative to paper: a webpage
Late work will not be accepted.
There will be no make-up of missed exams.
Do not ask me to open exams or quizzes after their due dates unless you have a true verifiable emergency that kept you from doing them.
I reserve the right to drop students who miss class twice.
If you have to miss class, you should stay in contact with me so that you are not inadvertently dropped.
You may also be dropped for excessive tardiness.
Excessive tardiness is being more than five minutes late more than three times.
If you are going to be late, come in quietly and take a seat without interrupting the class.
If you miss class, it is YOUR responsibility to obtain notes or ANY other information, including schedule changes.
Assignments will NOT be accepted by e-mail.
If you are having difficulty making it to class when an assignment is due, contact me.
My mailbox is located inside Zimmerman Hall, take assignments inside to the secretaries and ask them to put them in my mailbox.
The last day that extra credit or any late work will be accepted is July 26, 2010.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!
If you wish to drop this course, you must do so formally.
Not dropping the course may result in a grade of an F.
It is your responsibility to pick up your graded work.
Graded work will be held for 30 days after the semester has ended and will then be discarded.
It is highly recommended that you keep all of your graded work until final grades have been submitted.
Some extra credit may be offered during the semester.
It will be announced in class and your attendance will be required to take advantage of it.
Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.
Any incidences of cheating or plagiarism will be reported to the deans office.
Please refer to Crafton Hills College policy on academic honesty.
Use of cell phones for talking or texting during class is inappropriate.
You may be asked to leave the classroom if you are talking or texting during lecture.
Phones should be set to silent mode when in class.
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 regarding any accommodations and contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office at (909) 652-6379.
Blackboard will be used during this course.
You must use Blackboard to take your quizzes and exams.
You will find PowerPoint lecture notes, blank maps, course documents, and grades on Blackboard.
You can access Blackboard at: http://blackboard.chaffey.edu/
The BEST way to reach me if you have any questions or concerns is by e-mail. My e-mail address is: Lisa_M_Schmidt@yahoo.com
All dates, topics, point totals, and assignments are tentative.
I reserve the right to change them throughout the course as may become necessary.
Computers also available in the Success Center (BEB Building) and in the ATL Building. See the campus map in your syllabus! Monday, July 5th Library Closed: CLOSED Sunday 9 a.m. -1 2 p.m. Saturday CLOSED Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday Summer Semester June 21st - July 29th 2010
Get in groups of _______
Designate a leader of your group.
Group leaders: record the names of your group members on a piece of paper.
As a group, look through all of the things you have brought to class with you, see where they are made.
Group leaders: record the items and the places they were made.
The most stuff comes from:
What do you know about these places?
Where are they?
How big is that country?
What is the capital city like?
What’s the weather like there?
What kind of money do they use?
What kind of economic system do they have?
What kind of political system do they have?
What language do the people speak?
What religion(s) are they?
Is there a male or female preference for the manufacturing of a particular item?
How old do you think the person who made your stuff is?