Class Notes – Urban Geography (Ch. 11), Regional Geography (Ch. 13) and Final Exam Notes

This week’s lecture notes cover Chapters 11 and 13 of the Getis textbook and are available as two separate PDFs here:


The in-class portion of the final will be administered at the normally-scheduled class time on May 23rd. Next week, I will hold a review and Q&A session for the final exam in class. Please come prepared with questions or topics that you would like to review.

A review guide with topics from each of the chapters since the Midterm Exam can be downloaded here: Final Exam Study Guide

Week 9 Class Notes and Term Paper Questions – Population Geography

Class notes from Week 9 on Getis Chapter 6 on Population Geography can be downloaded here: Chapter 6 – Population Geography

And here are the Term Paper Discussion Questions for this week:

  • How does the uneven allocation and use of natural resources factor into the processes (political, economic, and socio-cultural)that shape your topic?
  • What are the impacts on natural resources (extractive, destructive, or otherwise)?
  • What is the role, if any, of sustainable planning and development?
  • What specific populations are affected by your topic and what are their demographic characteristics?
  • What is the relationship to human migration?

Mid-Term Study Guide

The mid-term exam will be in class on March 14.

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact me (email, phone) about taking a make-up exam BEFORE the exam. If you miss the exam date without notifying me beforehand, the highest score you can get on a make-up is 70% (i.e., midterm grade x 70% = your grade; e.g., you get a 80%, your grade is 80% x 70% = 56%).

The exam will consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, map, and diagram questions.

You can use your book and notes (including my lecture notes) on the exam.

The list of topics covered in the exam are as follows: [removed]

[video] National Geographic Plate Tectonics (Chapter 3)

Here is the video that was shown in class on the formation of the Earth and the mechanics of plate tectonics. It shows up in the lecture notes from Chapter 3 as a still image of the first scene, so I’m including it here because it contains some useful information not covered very thoroughly by the Getis textbook.