Geography 111 Physical Geography Lab Ref 0527 Thursday 1:30-4:20 PM Professor Lisa Schmidt
What is Geography? <ul><li>The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including...
Fields of Geography <ul><li>Human or Cultural Geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deals with social, economic, and behavioral ...
Branches of Physical Geography <ul><li>Biogeography </li></ul><ul><li>Climatology </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Geography </li...
Branches of Human Geography <ul><li>Cultural Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Economi...
Tools Geographers Use <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper representations of space showing point, line, or area data ...
Course Description <ul><li>Physical Geography laboratory is an investigation of earth-sun relationships, weather, climate,...
Course Objectives <ul><li>When you have completed this course, you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Explain absolut...
Prerequisite/Corequisite <ul><li>Concurrent enrollment in or completion of Physical Geography (Geog 110) </li></ul>
Required Materials <ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li><...
Grading Note: You must earn at least 60% to pass this class.  You may be dropped for falling below 60%.  Please refer to y...
Labs and Exams <ul><li>Each class will consist of a short explanation of the lab exercise for the day  and  time in class ...
Late Work and Exams <ul><li>Late work will not be accepted.  </li></ul><ul><li>There will be no make-ups of missed exams. ...
 
Field Trips <ul><li>There are two field trips planned for this class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28, 2010: Etiwanda Nat...
Absences and Tardiness <ul><li>I reserve the right to drop students who miss class twice.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you have t...
Extra Credit <ul><li>There may be some extra credit opportunities.  </li></ul><ul><li>These will be given in class and you...
E-mailing Assignments/My Mailbox <ul><li>Assignments will  NOT  be accepted by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments can b...
Dropping <ul><li>If you decide to drop, you must do it formally. </li></ul><ul><li>If you stop coming to class, I have no ...
Graded Work <ul><li>It is your responsibility to pick up graded work. </li></ul><ul><li>You should keep all of your graded...
Academic Honesty <ul><li>Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any incidences of cheating or ...
Cell Phones and Texting <ul><li>Use of cell phones for talking or texting during class is  inappropriate .  </li></ul><ul>...
Blackboard <ul><li>Blackboard will be used for this class. </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST use Blackboard to submit your labs a...
Disabilities
Contact Information <ul><li>The best way to reach me is by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>My e-mail address is:  [email_address...
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  1. 1. Geography 111 Physical Geography Lab Ref 0527 Thursday 1:30-4:20 PM Professor Lisa Schmidt
  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>Physical Geography laboratory is an investigation of earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, vegetation, soils, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, the world oceans, tectonic forces, and landforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Maps, charts, and laboratory equipment will be used to arrive at conclusions about how these environmental phenomena interrelate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Course Objectives <ul><li>When you have completed this course, you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Explain absolute and relative location systems </li></ul><ul><li>2. Recognize and utilize the Public Land Survey system </li></ul><ul><li>3. Recognize and discuss the three types of map projections </li></ul><ul><li>4. Locate a place on a map projection, utilizing latitude and longitude </li></ul><ul><li>5. Utilize and analyze reference material to collect and report geographic data </li></ul><ul><li>6. Analyze data using GIS and GPS methods </li></ul><ul><li>7. Identify and diagram atmospheric pressure and winds </li></ul><ul><li>8. Construct a general map view and vertical model of atmospheric circulation patterns </li></ul><ul><li>9. Identify and explain the gain and loss of moisture by condensation and precipitation and </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate the changes that occur within the hydrologic system </li></ul><ul><li>10. Utilize weather reports to map and delineate air mass source regions and identify </li></ul><ul><li>potential atmospheric disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>11. Identify, locate and evaluate the world climatic regions </li></ul><ul><li>12. Identify, locate and compare the major terrestrial biomes with their perspective climatic </li></ul><ul><li>regimes </li></ul><ul><li>13. Identify and discuss Plate Tectonic boundaries, the Earth's crust, and geomorphologies </li></ul><ul><li>that result from these processes </li></ul><ul><li>14. Examine, locate and discuss the surface processes that contribute to regional </li></ul><ul><li>geomorphology </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prerequisite/Corequisite <ul><li>Concurrent enrollment in or completion of Physical Geography (Geog 110) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Required Materials <ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grading Note: You must earn at least 60% to pass this class. You may be dropped for falling below 60%. Please refer to your syllabus.
  12. 12. Labs and Exams <ul><li>Each class will consist of a short explanation of the lab exercise for the day and time in class to complete each assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to submit your lab answers on Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have one week to submit your answers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs will close at 1:00 PM on their due dates. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exams will consist of problems taken directly from the lab worksheets and will also be given using Blackboard. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Late Work and Exams <ul><li>Late work will not be accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be no make-ups of missed exams. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Field Trips <ul><li>There are two field trips planned for this class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28, 2010: Etiwanda Nature Preserve, Mormon Rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 18, 2010: ESRI </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. 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. </li></ul><ul><li>You may be dropped for excessive tardiness. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are going to be late, come in quietly and take a seat WITHOUT interrupting lecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive tardiness is being more than five minutes late more than three times. </li></ul><ul><li>Directions for completing lab worksheets will be given at the beginning of class and WILL NOT be repeated. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Extra Credit <ul><li>There may be some extra credit opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>These will be given in class and your attendance is required to take advantage of them. </li></ul>
  17. 18. E-mailing Assignments/My Mailbox <ul><li>Assignments will NOT be accepted by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments can be taken to my mailbox located in the library. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Dropping <ul><li>If you decide to drop, you must do it formally. </li></ul><ul><li>If you stop coming to class, I have no way of knowing if you want to drop or receive and F. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I will give F’s, it is your responsibility to drop. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Graded Work <ul><li>It is your responsibility to pick up graded work. </li></ul><ul><li>You should keep all of your graded work until you receive your final grade. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only for this class but all of your classes! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All graded work will be held for 30 days after the end of the semester then discarded. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Academic Honesty <ul><li>Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any incidences of cheating or plagiarism will be reported to the deans office. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please refer to Victor Valley College’s policy on academic honesty. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Phones should be set to silent mode when in class. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Blackboard <ul><li>Blackboard will be used for this class. </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST use Blackboard to submit your labs and to take your exams! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will also find PowerPoint lectures, study guides, and grades on Blackboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a login ‘button’ on Crafton’s main webpage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blackboard.sbccd.cc.ca.us/webapps/login/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you have questions about blackboard, stay after class, I am here to help. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Disabilities
  24. 25. Contact Information <ul><li>The best way to reach me is by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>My e-mail address is: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>My mailbox is located the library. </li></ul>
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