HONOURS WORLD GEOGRAPHY
SYLLABUS
FALL 2005


Instructor:    Professor Jerry Alan Sayers

E-mail:        School:    
               Home:    dusty@sayersnet.com

Course Web Page:    http://www.sayersnet.com/history

Textbook:    World Geography by Dr. Richard G. Boehm, et al.

Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide challenging instruction in World Geography, introducing students to people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international levels from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography.

Evaluation:

1.    Objective tests
2.    Essay tests
3.    Projects
4.    Presentations
5.    Notebooks
6.    Maps, quizzes, and other daily grades (Each daily grade counts as 20% of a test grade.)

Extra Credit will not be assigned to improve a grade. 

Make-up work must be completed within three days, unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.  Exams may require an hour and a half, so always be present on exam day! 

Rules:

1.    Be punctual.
2.    Respect the rights of others.
3.    Be honest.
4.    Be prepared; bring materials to class each day.
5.    Keep the room clean.
6.    Each time you are off task you will receive a “0” for a daily grade.  One of the zeroes may be worked off.
7.    Quid pro quo  
 
2005 Fall Session

Dates marked in bold may each have two presentations

AUG  8    Welcome
AUG  9    Homeroom/Introduction
AUG 10    Homeroom/Introduction
AUG 11    Map Skills
AUG 12    Making Maps

AUG 15    Geology and Landforms
AUG 16    Water Systems
AUG 17    Wind, Weather, and Climate
AUG 18    Human Geography
AUG 19    Test 1

AUG 22    Introduction to Anglo-America
AUG 23    Physical Geography of the USA and Canada
AUG 24    Early History of North America
AUG 25    Modern History of North America
AUG 26    Politics and Economics of North America

AUG 29    Regional Geography of North America
AUG 30    The States and Provinces of the USA and Canada
AUG 31    Urban Geography
SEP  1    Review
SEP  2    Test 2:  USA and Canada

SEP  5    LABOR DAY
SEP  6    Introduction to Latin America
SEP  7    Physical Geography of Latin America
SEP  8    History of Latin America
SEP  9    Nations of Latin America

SEP 12    Politics and Economics of Latin America
SEP 13    People and Cultures of Latin America
SEP 14    The Rain Forest and other Ecology
SEP 15    Review   
SEP 16    Constitution Day

SEP 19    Test 3:  Latin America
SEP 20    Introduction to Europe
SEP 21    Physical Geography of Europe
SEP 22    World War I
SEP 23    All Quiet on the Western Front

SEP 26    Early European History
SEP 27    Modern European History
SEP 28    The Cold War
SEP 29    Stalin
SEP 30    Stalin

OCT  3    The European Union
OCT  4    People and Cultures of Europe
OCT  5    Economics and Urban Geography of Europe
OCT  6    Review
OCT  7    Test 4:  Europe

FALL BREAK

OCT 17    Introduction to the Middle East
OCT 18    Physical Geography of the Middle East
OCT 19    History of the Middle East
OCT 20    Middle Eastern Nations
OCT 21    People and Cultures of the Middle East

OCT 24    Economics and Politics of the Middle East
OCT 25    The War on Terror
OCT 26    Review
OCT 27    Test 5:  Middle East
OCT 28    NO SCHOOL

OCT 31    Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa
NOV  1    Physical Geography of Africa
NOV  2    History of Africa
NOV  3    Nations of Post-Colonial Africa
NOV  4    People and Cultures of Africa

NOV  7    Economics and Politics of Africa
NOV  8    Warfare in Africa
NOV  9    The Land and Wildlife of Africa
NOV 10    Review
NOV 11    Test 6:  Africa

NOV 14    Introduction to Asia
NOV 15    Physical Geography of Asia
NOV 16    History of South Asia
NOV 17    History of East Asia
NOV 18    History of Southeast Asia

NOV 21    Nations of Asia
NOV 22    People and Cultures of Asia
NOV 25    THANKSGIVING
NOV 26    THANKSGIVING
NOV 27    THANKSGIVING

NOV 28    Economics and Politics of Asia
NOV 29    Two Chinas, Two Koreas, Japan and the USA
NOV 30    Monsoons, Tsunamis, and Endangered Species
DEC  1    Review
DEC  2    Test 7:  Asia

DEC  5    Introduction to Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica
DEC  6    Austral Physical Geography & Ecology
DEC  7    History and Culture of Australia and Oceania
DEC  8    Review
DEC  9    Test 8:  Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica

DEC 12    Systems of the World
DEC 13    Traveling the World
DEC 14    Our Place in the World
DEC 15    Review
DEC 16    Review

DEC 19    EXAMS
DEC 20    EXAMS




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