GEOG 330 World Geography
Time: Monday 1800 - 2050 (or )
Place: ED 2108
Professor: Nils I. Johansen, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Geological Engineering (Retired)
Advisor, University Division
Office: Education Center 1131
(Enter through University Division office, ED 1142)
Office Hours: As Posted or by appointment
Office Phone: (812) 465-1097
FAX: (812) 421-9880
The course surveys the geographical characteristics (man-made and natural) of the major regions of the world. The topic for each class meeting is given in the syllabus. Assigned homework will be collected each week. Late work may not be accepted. Homework on pages with torn edges will not be accepted. Along with each homework, attach an original news item (no copies accepted) of an event related to the region covered by the homework assignment. Good sources for such information would be a newspaper or newsmagazine clipping from that week or a printout from an internet source.
The weekly quiz will cover the previous week's lecture but will also include a highlight of the day's lecture. Study ahead!!! The average of the ten best quizzes will count towards your quiz grade. There are no make-up quizzes.
Test # 1 20%
Test # 2 (final) 20 %
Quizzes 40% (the ten best will count)
Text: H.J. de Blij and Peter O. Muller: Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts: Eleventh Edition, ISBN 0-471-15224-2
John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Atlas: Goode's World Atlas, 19th or 20th Edition, Rand McNalley & Co.
30 August Introduction, Maps, Scales, Projections
Atlas: pp. 1 - 59, Text: Introduction, Appendix A
13 September Realms, Concepts; Arctic and Antarctica
Text: Introduction, p. 564; Atlas: p. 219, 220
20 September North Africa, SW Asia
27 September Subsaharan Africa
04 October South Asia
11 October East Asia
18 October Southeast Asia, Test # 1
25 October Australia, Pacific Realm
Last day to drop a class without evaluation: 29 October
01 November South America
08 November Middle America
15 November Europe, part 1
22 November Europe, part 2
29 November Russia
06 December North America
13 December Final Exam 1800 to 2000 (6 - 8 PM)