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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 for your quizzes, map...
Disabled Students Programs and Services <ul><li>If you need accommodations for this course, please see me after class. </l...
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...
Note bout Schedule and Topics <ul><li>All dates, topics, point totals, and assignments are tentative.  </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Class Schedule… <ul><li>Please take a moment to look at the schedule in your syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice when quizz...
For Your Success <ul><li>There are computers available for your use on campus in the library and in the ATC. </li></ul><ul...
What is Geography? <ul><li>The scientific study of the Earth's surface and its various climates, countries, peoples, and n...
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>Developmental Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Medical...
Tools Geographers Use <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper representations of space showing point, line, or area data ...
What we will be studying… <ul><li>Four great physical realms or spheres of Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></u...
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Wed lec sp 2012 part 3

  1. 1. 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>
  2. 2. 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>
  3. 3. Blackboard <ul><li>Blackboard will be used for this class. </li></ul><ul><li>You must use Blackboard for your quizzes, map quizzes, and exams. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will also find PowerPoint lectures, study guides, blank maps, grades and course documents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// vvc.blackboard.com </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>
  4. 4. Disabled Students Programs and Services <ul><li>If you need accommodations for this course, please see me after class. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>There is help available. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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 Liberal Arts Building (Building 30, our building) </li></ul><ul><li>My voice mail is (760) 245-4271 ext. 8585. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I do not check my voice mail as often as my e-mail. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Note bout Schedule and Topics <ul><li>All dates, topics, point totals, and assignments are tentative. </li></ul><ul><li>I reserve the right to make changes as they may become necessary throughout the semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Should you happen to miss class, it is you responsibility to obtain information about any changes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Class Schedule… <ul><li>Please take a moment to look at the schedule in your syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice when quizzes are due, when map studies are, when exams are, and when presentations begin. </li></ul>
  8. 8. For Your Success <ul><li>There are computers available for your use on campus in the library and in the ATC. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the map on the syllabus… </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What is Geography? <ul><li>The scientific study of the Earth's surface and its various climates, countries, peoples, and natural resources. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. Branches of Human Geography <ul><li>Developmental Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural 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>
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. What we will be studying… <ul><li>Four great physical realms or spheres of Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The gaseous layer that surrounds the earth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lithosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The outermost solid layer of the Earth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The liquid realm of the Earth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encompasses all living organisms of the Earth </li></ul></ul></ul>

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