ZOLTÁN GROSSMAN

Faculty member in Geography and Native American Studies, The Evergreen State College

Lab 1, Room 3012, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy. NW,

Olympia, WA 98505 USA

grossmaz@evergreen.edu

Tel. (360) 867-6153

 
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    TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

    If changes are made to the syllabus, the class will be informed via the class e-mail list.

 Week Class dates  General theme Knox/Marston pages

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Exercises and Exams Guest lecture/video (if any)
Week 1 Jan. 26, 28 INTRODUCTION Start reading ahead   Mental maps (in class) Tsunami powerpoint
Week 2 Jan. 31, Feb. 2, 4 HUMAN GEOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLES CH. 1 (pp. 1-41)   Exercise #1 begins Mon. Jan. 31 Geographies of September 11 powerpoint
Week 3 Feb. 7, 9, 11 MAPPING AND WORLD SYSTEMS CH. 2 (pp. 43-83); Appendix 1 (pp. 497-504)   Work on Exercise #1, using Goode's Atlas

Orientalism & Calif. dairy video

Optional : Chie Abad on sweatshops (listen on campus PC)

Week 4 Feb. 14, 16, 18 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY CH. 7 (pp. 248-294) The Free Trade Fix

Exercise #1 DUE Mon., Feb. 14

Exercise #2 begins Wed., Feb. 16: Worksheet and Spreadsheet

Middle East Map Quiz, Fri., Feb. 18 STUDY GUIDE

Global Assembly Line video

Life and Debt video.

The Big One video.

Week 5 Feb. 21, 23, 25 POPULATION I (DEMOGRAPHICS) CH. 3 part 1 (pp. 84-108)  
Week 6 Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 4 POPULATION II (MIGRATION) CH. 3 part 2 (pp. 109-129) Exercise #2 DUE Wed., Mar. 2

Taking Root video on California, Texas, Iowa immigrants

Somali immigrants in Barron Wisconsin 

Week 7 Mar. 7, 9, 11 CULTURAL IDENTITY CH. 5 (pp. 174-211) MIDTERM I Friday, Mar. 11 STUDY GUIDE Review in class, Wed. Mar. 9
Week 8 Mar. 14, 16, 18 ETHNIC CONFLICT CH. 9 part 1 (pp. 339-351) When a bridge is not a bridge Exercise #3 begins Mon., Mar. 14
Week 9 Mar. 30, Apr. 1 GEOPOLITICS CH. 9 part 2 (pp. 351-374) Drowning Freedom in Oil Work on Exercise #3 Iraq Wars powerpoint (Mon., Apr. 1)
Week 10 Apr. 4, 6, 8 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY CH. 9 part 3 (pp. 374-385) Exercise #3 DUE Mon., Apr. 4 Print off powerpoints for Yugoslavia video (Wed., Apr. 6) & Al Gedicks on Colombia (Fri., Apr. 8).
Week 11 Apr. 11, 13, 15 ENVIRONMENT & SENSE OF PLACE (no powerpoint) CH. 4 part 2 (pp. 154-171); CH. 6 part 1 (pp. 213-238)
Week 12 Apr. 18, 20, 22 AGRICULTURE AND FOOD CH. 8 part 1 (299-315) Running Dry

MIDTERM II, Wed., Apr. 20 STUDY GUIDE

Exercise #4 begins Wed., Apr. 20: Map, Worksheet, & Data

Review Mon., Apr. 18

Java Jive video on coffee industry

Week 13 Apr. 25, 27, 29 AGRICULTURE II (same powerpoint) CH. 8 part 2 (pp. 315-336) Corn surplus & obesity Work on Exercise #4

Strong Roots, Fragile Farms video

Water Wars powerpoint

Week 14 May 2, 4, 6 URBAN HISTORY CH. 10 (pp. 386-421)   Exercise #4 DUE Wed., May 4 Understanding Urban Sprawl video
Week 15 May 9, 11, 13 URBAN CHANGE CH. 11 (pp. 423-467)

Review for Final Exam

FINAL STUDY GUIDE

PBS Wal-Mart videos: Store Wars & Frontline

Final review, Fri., May 13

Week 16 FINAL EXAM     Section 001: Wednesday, May 18, 8:00-9:50 am, in the classroom Final cannot be rescheduled by Professor (only by your Dean)