Geography 100

Introduction to
World Regional Geography

Fall 2011

Schedule

(subject to change)

Date

Class Topic & Chapter Readings

Activities

September 8

Course Introduction

13

Human Geography

 Global Green Economy Index

15

Physical Geography

 

20

What is Geography?

 A Model for Geographic Analyses

22

Sub-Saharan Africa: Defining the Realm

 

27

Sub-Saharan Africa: Regions of the Realm

 

29

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Abena Serwaa

October 4

North Africa / Southwest Asia: Defining the Realm

 

6

North Africa / Southwest Asia: Regions of the Realm

 Samar Baker

11

North Africa / Southwest Asia

 Niki, Dylan and Allyson

2011 Sea Ice Minimum

13

South Asia: Defining the Realm

 

18

South Asia: Regions of the Realm

 Nadia

20

Climates

East Asia: Defining the Realm

 

25

East Asia: Regions of the Realm

Victor & Amanda

Isaah & Kyle

27

Southeast Asia: Defining the Realm

Fr. Thomas Nguyen 

November 1

Geography in Action:

* Biogeography

* Climatology

 

Ulrike Hardenbicker

Mark Cote

3

Geography in Action:

* Economic Geography

* Population Geography

 

Emily Eaton

Randy Widdis

8

Southeast Asia: Regions of the Realm

 Jenna & Chris

Mary & Carman 

10

Mid-Term Exam

 

15

South America: Defining the Realm

Mary

17

South America: Regions of the Realm

 Monica Hadarits

Blooming Waters off Argentina

22

South America

 Sean Connelly

Tamarra, Derek, Darrien

Brooke Kemp

24

Middle America: Defining the Realm

 Katia & Danielle

Kara & Melanie

Justin & Lisa

29

Middle America: Regions of the Realm

 Mauricio Jimenez

Logan & Derek

December 1

Middle America

 

Geography at the University of Regina

 Carman & Mary & Joy

Jo & Nadia

Matthew

Mike

Aaron & Ty

Allyson and Dickson

Lindsay, Amanda & Jordan

Laura & Shayna

Rylie & Ryan

 

Worth Dying For...

December 1
2:30-3:45
CL 127

Haiti: the politics of post earthquake reconstruction

You can write a microtheme essay on this presentation

 

 

December 13
2:00 p.m.

CL 317

Final Exam or Term Paper due

 ALL coursework must be handed in by this day

Introduction

Instructor:

Joe Piwowar
email: joe.piwowar@uregina.ca
phone: 585-5273

Office Hours:

11:00–12:00 MW and 2:30–3:30 TR
CL 340

Meeting Times:

1:00–2:15 TR
CL 317

Course Web Site:

http://uregina.ca/piwowarj/geog100

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Course Description

An introduction to the human and natural environments of the Earth from a geographical perspective.  The fundamental themes of human and physical geography are examined by focussing upon global issues and regional patterns.  Concepts are presented to introduce you to the diverse realms of human and physical geography leading to a greater understanding of the geographic content of our daily lives and our roles as global citizens.  Current issues and events are highlighted to reinforce theories and concepts presented in lectures.

 

Required Textbook

de Blij, H., P. Muller, J. Nijman and A. Winkler-Prins, 2011. The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography (5th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Companion website

Recommended

Goode's World Atlas

Grading

Coursework - 50%

Midterm Assessment - 25%

Final Course Assessment - 25%

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Last Update: 2011-12-01