SO262 Physical Geography

Fall 2009 Syllabus (9/11/2009)

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Mon 08/24/09

Course introduction

   
Wed 08/26/09 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS p.1-35
Fri 08/28/09 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS p.1-35
Mon 08/31/09 Chapter 1 Foundations of Geography: maps, remote sensing, and GIS p.1-35
Wed 09/02/09 Physical Geography and Military Intel    
Fri 09/04/09 Field trip comp time    
Tues 09/08/09 (Mon sched) Chapter 2 Solar energy and seasons p.39-73
Wed 09/09/09 Chapter 3 Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures p.75-109
Fri 09/11/09 Chapter 3 Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures p.75-109
Mon 09/14/09 Chapter 3         Quiz Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures p.75-109
Wed 09/16/09 Chapter 4 Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation p.111-141
Fri 09/18/09 Exercise 1    
Mon 09/21/09 Chapter 4 Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation p.111-141
Wed 09/23/09 Chapter 5 Atmospheric Water and Weather p.145-191
Fri 09/25/09 Chapter 5 Atmospheric Water and Weather p.145-191
Mon 09/28/09 Chapter 6 Water resources p.193-219
Wed 09/30/09 --Exam 1 Exam 1    
Fri 10/02/09 Chapter 6 Water resources p.193-219
Mon 10/05/09 Chapter 7 Global climate systems p.221-261
Wed 10/07/09 Chapter 7 Global climate systems p.221-261
Fri 10/09/09 Chapter 7 Global climate systems p.221-261
Wed 10/14/09 Chapter 7 Plate tectonics p.221-261
Fri 10/16/09 Chapter 8--Exercise in class   p.265-295
Mon 10/19/09 Chapter 9 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes p.297-335
Wed 10/21/09 Chapter 9 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes p.297-335
Fri 10/23/09 Chapter 9 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes p.297-335
Mon 10/26/09 Chapter 10 Oceans and coastal processes p.429-459
Wed 10/28/09 Chapter 10 Oceans and coastal processes p.429-459
Fri 10/30/09 Chapter 11 Weathering, Mass Movement, Karst p.373-363
Mon 11/02/09 Chapter 11 Weathering, Mass Movement, Karst p.373-363
Wed 11/04/09 Exam 2    
Fri 11/06/09 Chapter 11 River Systems and Landforms p.365-399
Mon 11/09/09 Chapter 12 River Systems and Landforms p.365-399
Fri 11/13/09 Chapter 12 River Systems and Landforms p.365-399
Mon 11/16/09 Chapter 13 Wind processes and desert landscapes p.401-427
Wed 11/18/09 Chapter 13 Wind processes and desert landscapes p.401-427
Fri 11/20/09 Chapter 14/Exercise in class Glacial and Periglacial Landforms p.461-495
Mon 11/23/09 Chapter 14 Glacial and Periglacial Landforms p.461-495
Wed 11/25/09 Chapter 15 Soils p.499-523
Mon 11/30/09 Chapter 15 Soils p.499-523
Wed 12/02/09 Chapter 16 Ecosystems and Biomes p.525-575
Fri 12/04/09 Chapter 16/Exercise 4 Ecosystems and Biomes

Bring your draft project Word file to class, and we we cover converting it to KMZ

p.525-575
Mon 12/07/09 Chapter 16  KMZ file Ecosystems and Biomes p.525-575
Wed 12/09/09 Projects due Chapter 17

Earth and Humans

p.577-585
Fri 12/11/09 Course review