Tentative Calendar

MONTH DAY LECTURE AND LAB TOPIC CHAPTERS IN TEXT
January 14 Part 1: Introduction/Geologic Time/
Essentials of Geography
1
  16 Part 1: Energy-Atmosphere System:
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
2
  21 Holiday  
  23 Part 1: Energy-Atmosphere System:
Earth's Modern Atmosphere
3
  28 Part 1: Energy-Atmosphere System:
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
4
  30 Part 1: Energy-Atmosphere System:
Global Temperatures
5
February 4 Part 1: Energy-Atmosphere System:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
6
  6 Part 2: Water/Weather/Climate Systems:
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
7
  11 Part 2: Water/Weather/Climate Systems:
Weather
8
  13 No Class --> Alternate Assignment to work on Research Projects  
  18 Holiday  
  20 Part 2: Water/Weather/Climate Systems:
Water Resources
9
  25 1st Research Project Presentations  
  27 1st Research Project Presentations  
March 4 Part 2: Water/Weather/Climate Systems:
Global Climate Systems
10
  6 Part 2: Water/Weather/Climate Systems:
Climate Change
11
  11 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
The Dynamic Planet
12
  13 Midterm (1st Activism Activity Due)  
  18 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
13
  20 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
14
  25 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
River Systems
15
  27 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
Oceans, Coastal Systems, and Wind Processes
16
April 1 Part 3: Earth-Atmosphere Interface:
Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes
17
  3 Part 4: Soils/Ecosystems/Biomes:
The Geography of Soils
18
  8 2nd Research Project Presentations  
  10 2nd Research Project Presentations  
  15 Part 4: Soils/Ecosystems/Biomes:
Ecosystem Essentials
19
  17 Part 4: Soils/Ecosystems/Biomes:
Terrestrial Biomes
20
  22 Part 4: Soils/Ecosystems/Biomes  
  24 Final Exam Review (2nd Activism Activity Due)  
Wednesday May 1 Final Exam in Sugar Pine 224 8:00-10:00 am

(Please note: This syllabus is a flexible guideline and is subject to change!!)