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Wed lec sp 2012 part 1

  1. 1. Physical Geography Geography 101 Professor Lisa Schmidt Section 39417 Wednesday 7:00-10:10 PM
  2. 2. Welcome to Geography 101! <ul><li>In this class you will learn the basic elements of geography. </li></ul><ul><li>We will study climate, landforms, water, soils, and native plants and animals. </li></ul><ul><li>We will examine the inter-relationships between these things and we will look at their patterns of distribution throughout the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Textbooks <ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Geography California Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>McKnight and Hess </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ISBN 0-558-11417-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goode’s World Atlas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN 0-528-65000-3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or any recent World Atlas that contains physical maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Geography Coloring Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wynn Kapit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>978-0131014725 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Alternate Texts <ul><li>You may use older editions of this book. </li></ul><ul><li>Details can be found here: http:// schmidtphysicalgeography.wikispaces.com /Textbooks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Required Materials <ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul>
  6. 6. Recommended Materials <ul><li>Colored Pens or Pencils </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For map studies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Course Description <ul><li>The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic concepts in physical geography… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since it is an introductory course, it is assumed students have little or no background in physical geography. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Course Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this course you should be able to do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why we have seasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the function and composition of the atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss the earth's hydrologic cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the structure of the solid earth and relate it to phenomena such as earthquakes, mountain ranges and volcanoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the effects of the atmosphere and the hydrosphere on the lithosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the earth's ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify various landforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be more geographically literate! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Grading Scale <ul><li>3 Exams 100 points each = 300 points </li></ul><ul><li>14 Chapter Quizzes 10 points each = 140 points </li></ul><ul><li>5 Map Quizzes 25 points each = 125 points </li></ul><ul><li>1 Presentation = 100 points </li></ul><ul><li>100 Random Points=100 points </li></ul><ul><li>Total Points Possible = 765 </li></ul><ul><li>100-90% 765-688 A </li></ul><ul><li>89-80% 687-612 B </li></ul><ul><li>79-70% 611-535 C </li></ul><ul><li>69-60% 534-459 D </li></ul><ul><li>59-0% 458-0 F </li></ul>Note : You must earn at least 60% to pass this class. You may be dropped for falling below 60%. Please refer to your syllabus.
  10. 10. Exams <ul><li>There will be three exams. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to log in to Blackboard for each exam. </li></ul><ul><li>The format will be multiple choice, true and false, and/or matching. </li></ul><ul><li>Each exam will be worth 100 points. </li></ul><ul><li>Exams will close at 6:30 on their due dates. </li></ul>

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