Geography of North America
Geography 340 (Sp 2014)

Topics and Readings (approximately by week) are listed below. We'll probably stick to the order better than to the schedule. There may well be supplementary readings as we go. Please read the relevant materials before class. Also please note the exam and due dates.

Wk Topic Reading
1 Introductions; Course Overview; Some Tools Kaplan on Braudel
2 Physiographic & Cultural overview ch 1, 2
3 Cities and changing patterns of Urbanization. First virtual fieldtrips. ch 3
4 Overview of the Economy, Governments and Water ch 4,5,6
5 TRAVEL BOOK REVIEW DUE
Agriculture
ch 7
6 Industry ch 8
7 TERM PAPER PROPOSALS DUE
Transportation Networks. Second virtual fieldtrips.
ch 9
8 MIDTERM EXAM
Regions and regionalism overview
Middle Atlantic
ch 10, 11, Garreau, Woodward
9 North Atlantic Coast and New England. Third virtual fieldtrips. ch 12, 21
10 Canadian Heartland; Interior; Great Plains & Praries ch 13, 14, 18
11 The South; Appalachia; Southern Coasts & Texas. Fourth virtual fieldtrips. ch 15, 16, 17
12 Mountain & Desert; Spanish & Indian Southwest
DRAFT TERM PAPERS ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS WEEK
ch 19, 20
13 California ch 23
14 Pacific NW. Fifth virtual fieldtrips. ch 25
15 FINAL TERM PAPER DUE
Great White North
ch 22
16 Termpaper Presentations
FINAL EXAM as per the University Schedule

last revised 22 Dec 2013