SO262 Physical Geography

Fall 2013 Syllabus (8/29/2013)

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Mon 8/19/2013 Course introduction
Wed 8/21/2013 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS
Fri 8/23/2013 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS
Mon 8/26/2013 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS
Wed 8/28/2013 Chapter 2 Solar energy and seasons
Fri 8/30/2013 Chapter 3 Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
Tues 9/3/2013  (Mon sched) Chapter 3 Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
Wed 9/4/2013 Chapter 3 Quiz Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
Fri 9/6/2013  Temp exercise Chapter 4 Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation
Mon 9/9/2013 Chapter 4 Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation
Wed 9/11/2013 Chapter 5 Atmospheric Water and Weather
Fri 9/13/2013 Pirate exercise
Mon 9/16/2013 Chapter 5 Atmospheric Water and Weather
Wed 9/18/2013 Chapter 6 Water resources
Fri 9/20/2013 Watering Las Vegas Chapter 6 Water resources
Mon 9/23/2013 Test review
Wed 9/25/2013 Exam 1
Fri 9/27/2013 Chapter 7 Global climate systems
Mon 9/30/2013 Chapter 7 Global climate systems
Wed 10/2/2013 Chapter 8 Plate tectonics
Fri 10/4/2013 Climate exercise
Mon 10/7/2013 Chapter 9 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Wed 10/9/2013 Chapter 9 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Fri 10/11/2013 Tectonics exercise in class Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Wed 10/16/2013 (Instructor gone) Tectonics exercise in class Meet in class, under the direction of the section leader, each group will present their PPT on climographs.
Fri 10/18/2013 (Instructor gone)    
Mon 10/21/2013 (Instructor gone)   Military geography, Battle of Big Hole.  Watch the video, and write 500 words on how the physical environment affected the battle, and how GIS helped interpret the archaeology.
Wed 10/23/2013 Chapter 10 River Systems and Landforms
Fri 10/25/2013 Chapter 10 River Systems and Landforms
Mon 10/28/2013 Chapter 10 River Systems and Landforms
Wed 10/30/2013 Exam 2  
Fri 11/1/2013 Chapter 11 Weathering, Mass Movement, Karst
Mon 11/4/2013 Chapter 11 Weathering, Mass Movement, Karst
Wed 11/6/2013 Chapter 12 Oceans and coastal processes
Fri 11/8/2013 Chapter 13 Wind processes and desert landscapes
Wed 11/13/2013 Chapter 13 Wind processes and desert landscapes
Fri 11/15/2013 Chapter 14/Exercise in class Glacial and Periglacial Landforms
Mon 11/18/2013 Chapter 14 Glacial and Periglacial Landforms
Wed 11/20/2013 Chapter 15 Soils
Fri 11/22/2013 Chapter 15 KMZ file Soils
Mon 11/25/2013 Chapter 16 Ecosystems and Biomes
Wed 11/27/2013 (Friday schedule) Chapter 16 Ecosystems and Biomes
Mon 12/2/2013 Chapter 17 Projects due 1800 Tues 3 Dec Earth and Humans
Wed 12/4/2013 Course review