If you did not get this announcement, please check the email address you have on the Canvas site March 21, 2022 Hi, This week we are moving on to look at the structure of the Earth, maps and cartography, and the rock cycle (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks) – Chapter 12. We are also looking at Chapter 13, some effects of movement of the earth’s crust. According to the theory of plate tectonics, the various plates on the earth’s surface move. The movement associated with these plates helps to account for a variety of processes that influence the surface including earthquakes and volcanoes. Notice how closely the zones of earthquake and volcanic activity are associated with crustal plate boundaries.This week you will also begin Lab 1. The labs are practical applications of the principles we have been considering in the lectures. The first three labs will introduce you to maps – fundamental tools of geographers. (We do chapters 2-11 in Geography 102). I know it’s a lot of information.  In an intensive course, we do have to do two chapters a week.  I know it’s a lot, but we’re doing a full 13-week course in only 7 weeks. This week, please:
  • Read the text Chapter 12 and online notes 12a and 12b – below.
  • Read the text Chapter 13 and online notes 13 – below
  • Lab 1 is due Tuesday, March 22.  This is a Quiz on Canvas.  You can take as much time as you like; it is open book; but you do have to do it all in one sitting.  Allow about 2-3 hours for it.
  • Make a contribution to the online discussion forum on Canvas canvas.ubc.ca by Saturday midnight. This is a great way to get to know your classmates.
  • Record your reading on Canvas by Sunday midnight.
If you have any questions, get in touch with me right away!  Email works best … bmartin@corpuschristi.ca. Bruce Martin, Ph.D Adjunct Professor, Geography