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Wed lec sp 2012 part 3


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  • 1. Academic Honesty
    • Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.
      • Any incidences of cheating or plagiarism will be reported to the deans office.
      • Please refer to Victor Valley College’s policy on academic honesty.
  • 2. Cell Phones and Texting
    • 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 on your phone during lecture.
    • Phones should be set to silent mode when in class.
  • 3. Blackboard
    • Blackboard will be used for this class.
    • You must use Blackboard for your quizzes, map quizzes, and exams.
      • You will also find PowerPoint lectures, study guides, blank maps, grades and course documents.
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        • If you have questions about blackboard, stay after class, I am here to help.
  • 4. Disabled Students Programs and Services
    • If you need accommodations for this course, please see me after class.
    • If you have or think you may have a disability that might affect your performance in this course, please contact the office of Disabled Students Programs and Services at (760) 245-4271 ext, 2212, or stop by their office located in building 50.
    • There is help available.
  • 5. Contact Information
    • The best way to reach me is by e-mail.
    • My e-mail address is: [email_address]
    • My mailbox is located the Liberal Arts Building (Building 30, our building)
    • My voice mail is (760) 245-4271 ext. 8585.
      • I do not check my voice mail as often as my e-mail.
  • 6. Note bout Schedule and Topics
    • All dates, topics, point totals, and assignments are tentative.
    • I reserve the right to make changes as they may become necessary throughout the semester.
    • Should you happen to miss class, it is you responsibility to obtain information about any changes.
  • 7. Class Schedule…
    • Please take a moment to look at the schedule in your syllabus.
    • Notice when quizzes are due, when map studies are, when exams are, and when presentations begin.
  • 8. For Your Success
    • There are computers available for your use on campus in the library and in the ATC.
      • See the map on the syllabus…
  • 9. What is Geography?
    • The scientific study of the Earth's surface and its various climates, countries, peoples, and natural resources.
  • 10. Fields of Geography
    • Human or Cultural Geography
      • Deals with social, economic, and behavioral processes
    • Physical Geography
      • Examines the natural processes occurring at Earth’s surface that provide the physical setting for human activities
  • 11. Branches of Physical Geography
    • Biogeography
    • Climatology
    • Coastal Geography
    • Environmental Geography
    • Geomorphology
    • Glaciology
    • Hydrology
    • Oceanography
    • Paleogeography
  • 12. Branches of Human Geography
    • Developmental Geography
    • Economic Geography
    • Medical Geography
    • Transportation Geography
    • Urban Geography
    • Cultural Geography
    • Historical Geography
    • Political Geography
    • Population Geography
    • Demography
  • 13. 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
  • 14. What we will be studying…
    • Four great physical realms or spheres of Earth
      • Atmosphere
        • The gaseous layer that surrounds the earth
      • Lithosphere
        • The outermost solid layer of the Earth
      • Hydrosphere
        • The liquid realm of the Earth
      • Biosphere
        • Encompasses all living organisms of the Earth