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Section 67849 Mondays 1:00 – 2:50 PM Professor Lisa Schmidt Geography Five: Physical Geography Lab
About This Class… <ul><li>Physical Geography Lab is field observation and analysis of the physical environment designed to...
Prerequisite  <ul><li>Geography Four (Physical Geography) is a prerequisite for this course. </li></ul><ul><li>You must be...
Class Schedule Intro Lab One Lab Two Meeting/Orientation Field Trip One Field Trip Two Journal Due Journal Return Monday J...
In Class Labs <ul><li>Lab One February 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Longitude, Latitude, and Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yo...
Field Trips <ul><li>Saturday March 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 AM to approximately 7:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mo...
Requirements <ul><li>Attendance and ALL class meetings and All field trips is required. </li></ul><ul><li>You must turn in...
Materials <ul><li>World Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>California Road Map </li></ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </l...
Strenuous Activity Warning <ul><li>This class requires strenuous physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any medi...
Parental Permission <ul><li>If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian must give written permission for you to...
Grading 10 points 10 points 20 points 60 points ________ 100 points Lab One Lab Two Field Questions Photo Journal ________...
Grading A B C D F 100-90 points 89-80 points 79-70 points 69-60 points 59-0 points
Rules and Regulations <ul><li>Drop Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you decide to drop the class, you must do so formally. ...
Academic Honesty <ul><li>Plagiarism includes using someone else’s photographs in your journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Students ...
<ul><li>If you have or think you might have a disability which might impair your performance in this course, contact the D...
<ul><li>You must reserve a room or make arrangements to share a room by March 5th. </li></ul><ul><li>At the March 5, 2012 ...
Contacting Me <ul><li>I do not have office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to reach me is by e-mailing me. </li></ul...
Contacting You <ul><li>I would like to be able to reach all of my students by e-mail or phone. </li></ul><ul><li>This is j...
Drivers <ul><li>I will require four volunteers to drive. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have a valid drivers license. </li></u...
<ul><li>This course is designed to accompany Physical Geography. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At each stop there will be many poi...
<ul><li>We will travel to different climate regions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mojave Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sagebr...
<ul><li>We will study the distribution of plants and animals in Eastern California. </li></ul><ul><li>We will travels thro...
<ul><li>We will travel across the San Andreas Fault. </li></ul><ul><li>We will travel across the Garlock Fault. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>We will travel to the Coso Volcanic Field. </li></ul><ul><li>We will see lava flows, cinder cones, and many other ...
<ul><li>The southernmost glacier on the planet, The Palisades Glacier, is on our route. </li></ul><ul><li>Glaciers shaped ...
<ul><li>Manzanar is on our route and we will stop there. </li></ul><ul><li>A trip through the high desert also provides fo...
Expectations for Photo Journals <ul><li>You will be given a list of objects to photograph.  Your journal must include ALL ...
Field Trip Stops
Mormon Rocks
Kramer Junction
Cinder Hill
Diaz Lake/Lone Pine
Manzanar
Big Pine
Mono Lake and Panum Crater
Hot Creek and Convict Lake
<ul><li>February 6, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your atlas to class! </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers bring your drivers license...
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  1. 1. Section 67849 Mondays 1:00 – 2:50 PM Professor Lisa Schmidt Geography Five: Physical Geography Lab
  2. 2. About This Class… <ul><li>Physical Geography Lab is field observation and analysis of the physical environment designed to accompany Physical Geography (Geography Four). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The course consists of in class labs an on-site interpretation of climate, soils, landforms, plant distribution, and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-site interpretation means field trips. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Prerequisite <ul><li>Geography Four (Physical Geography) is a prerequisite for this course. </li></ul><ul><li>You must be currently enrolled in or already completed Geography Four to be eligible for this course. </li></ul><ul><li>If you drop Geography Four or earn a D or an F, you may receive an incomplete in this course. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Class Schedule Intro Lab One Lab Two Meeting/Orientation Field Trip One Field Trip Two Journal Due Journal Return Monday January 23 Monday February 6 Monday February 27 Monday March 5 Saturday March 10 Fri-Sun April 13-15 Monday April 30 Monday May 14
  5. 5. In Class Labs <ul><li>Lab One February 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Longitude, Latitude, and Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will need your atlas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lab Two February 27 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Sun Relationships, Topographic Maps, and Compasses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will need your California Road Map and your Compass. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Field Trips <ul><li>Saturday March 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 AM to approximately 7:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mormon Rocks/Mojave Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friday-Sunday April 13-15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 AM April 13 to approximately 4:00 PM April 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Owens Valley/Mono Lake </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Requirements <ul><li>Attendance and ALL class meetings and All field trips is required. </li></ul><ul><li>You must turn in a photo journal. </li></ul><ul><li>You must reserve a motel room or make arrangements to share a room before March 5, 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>You must feed yourself on field trips, money or food is required. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Materials <ul><li>World Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>California Road Map </li></ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Cover 1-inch, 3-ring binder OR </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: Internet Access for Digital Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended but not required: A physical Geography textbook </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Strenuous Activity Warning <ul><li>This class requires strenuous physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any medical/physical condition which may impair your full participation, check with your physician. </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trip One requires approximately 2 miles of walking on a rough trail. </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trip Two requires approximately 4 miles of walking on several types of trails, especially up and downhill. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Parental Permission <ul><li>If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian must give written permission for you to go on the field trips. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grading 10 points 10 points 20 points 60 points ________ 100 points Lab One Lab Two Field Questions Photo Journal ________________ Total
  12. 12. Grading A B C D F 100-90 points 89-80 points 79-70 points 69-60 points 59-0 points
  13. 13. Rules and Regulations <ul><li>Drop Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you decide to drop the class, you must do so formally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to drop in a timely manner will result in a grade of an F. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments are due at the end of class or on the stated date and will not be accepted late. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graded Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is your responsibility to pick up graded work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will be held for 30 days after the end of the semester and then discarded. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Academic Honesty <ul><li>Plagiarism includes using someone else’s photographs in your journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not to share photos. </li></ul><ul><li>If I see duplicate pictures in photo journals, I have no way of knowing who the original photographer is. </li></ul><ul><li>Any incidences of plagiarism will be reported to the dean. </li></ul><ul><li>Should you use ANY photographs or images in your journal that are not your own, the source MUST be cited. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>If you have or think you might have a disability which might impair your performance in this course, contact the Disability Services Program office immediately at (909) 652-6398. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need any accommodations made, you must talk to me about them immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations will Not be made after February 27, 2012. </li></ul>Disability Services Program
  16. 16. <ul><li>You must reserve a room or make arrangements to share a room by March 5th. </li></ul><ul><li>At the March 5, 2012 class meeting you are required to have a motel resrvation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be staying at Bristlecone Motel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>101 North Main Street (US HWY 395) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Pine, CA, USA 93513 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (866) 609-3785 </li></ul></ul>Motel Reservations: Make them early!
  17. 17. Contacting Me <ul><li>I do not have office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to reach me is by e-mailing me. </li></ul><ul><li>My email address is listed at the top of the syllabus [email_address] </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contacting You <ul><li>I would like to be able to reach all of my students by e-mail or phone. </li></ul><ul><li>This is just in case there are any problems such as weather or road conditions that might prevent us from making our scheduled trips. </li></ul><ul><li>Please list your phone number and e-mail address on the contact information page of the syllabus provided for you and let me know which is the best way to reach you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to hand that page in! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Drivers <ul><li>I will require four volunteers to drive. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have a valid drivers license. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers must provide licenses by February 6, 2012. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>This course is designed to accompany Physical Geography. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At each stop there will be many points of interest that relate to Physical Geography. </li></ul></ul>Field Trips
  21. 21. <ul><li>We will travel to different climate regions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mojave Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sagebrush Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alpine Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will also see evidence of past climate change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fossil Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mormon Rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mono Lake </li></ul></ul>Weather and Climate
  22. 22. <ul><li>We will study the distribution of plants and animals in Eastern California. </li></ul><ul><li>We will travels through different biomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mojave Desert Biome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sagebrush Biome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alpine Biome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riparian Areas </li></ul></ul>Biomes
  23. 23. <ul><li>We will travel across the San Andreas Fault. </li></ul><ul><li>We will travel across the Garlock Fault. </li></ul><ul><li>We will see tectonic landforms such as tilted fault blocks at Mormon Rocks and a sag pond at Diaz Lake. </li></ul>Plate Tectonics
  24. 24. <ul><li>We will travel to the Coso Volcanic Field. </li></ul><ul><li>We will see lava flows, cinder cones, and many other volcanic landforms. </li></ul><ul><li>We will also travel to a geothermal area, Hot Creek. </li></ul>Volcanoes
  25. 25. <ul><li>The southernmost glacier on the planet, The Palisades Glacier, is on our route. </li></ul><ul><li>Glaciers shaped the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. </li></ul><ul><li>We will study the landforms left by the glaciers. </li></ul>Glaciers
  26. 26. <ul><li>Manzanar is on our route and we will stop there. </li></ul><ul><li>A trip through the high desert also provides for a lesson in suburban sprawl, and leapfrog development. </li></ul><ul><li>No trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada would be complete without a lesson on imported water. </li></ul>Cultural Bonuses
  27. 27. Expectations for Photo Journals <ul><li>You will be given a list of objects to photograph. Your journal must include ALL of them or you will not receive full credit. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given instructions for your journal, you MUST follow them or you will lose points. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Journals are required to be typed and must look professional. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are asked to write one-page about a topic in your journal, if you do not have one page, you will lose points. </li></ul><ul><li>As an alternative to the ‘paper’ photo journal, you may create a digital photo journal-but it must be exactly as instructed. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Field Trip Stops
  29. 29. Mormon Rocks
  30. 30. Kramer Junction
  31. 31. Cinder Hill
  32. 32. Diaz Lake/Lone Pine
  33. 33. Manzanar
  34. 34. Big Pine
  35. 35. Mono Lake and Panum Crater
  36. 36. Hot Creek and Convict Lake
  37. 37. <ul><li>February 6, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your atlas to class! </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers bring your drivers licenses. </li></ul>

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