University of Colorado at Boulder
Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions Hardcover – August 24, 2013 by Martin F. Price (Editor), Alton C. Byers (Editor), & 3 more
Mountain geography presents a geographic overview of major mountain ranges in the world, and provides an introduction to the physical, biological, and anthropological processes that shape these mountain environments. Changes in the mountain environment caused by humans will be evaluated and land use strategies to minimize these human impacts will be discussed. There are no prerequisites for Mountain Geography. Students should take this course who are interested in the geologic origin of mountains, the erosional processes that shape mountains, vegetation and animal life in mountains, and resource problems and mitigation efforts in mountainous areas. My intent with this course is to provide incentives for you to pursue more detailed classes in physical and human geography, biology, geology and anthropology.
The course is primarily lectures, supplemented with a lot of slides, videos, and other media. Course material will be presented in two sections: i) an overview of the physical, ecological, and cultural processes that produce and shape mountains and the people that live in those mountains, and ii) investigation of these processes in specific mountain ranges. Several guest lectures will present material; the order of lectures will undoubtedly be changed to accomodate their schedules. The emphasis of the course will be primarily on material presented in class. Regular attendance is therefore suggested, since much of the material presented in class is not covered in the text. Exams will emphasize memory, understanding, and to a lesser extent the ability to apply knowledge in a new context. The exam format will consist of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. Test questions are based on lecture material and to a lesser extent on reading. Tests are comprehensive and long; there will be questions from each lecture.
|Quizes||20%||There will be several quizzes. Regular attendance is advised!|
|Presentation/participation||20%||There will be several quizzes. Regular attendance is advised!|
|Midterm||40%||There will be three midterms, each worth 25% of your grade. The lowest of the three midterms will be dropped. THERE ARE NO MAKEUP MIDTERMS FOR ANY REASON.|
|Final||20%||Half of the final exam will be on material covered after the last midterm and half will be comprehensive. YOU MUST TAKE THE FINAL.|
Midterm 1, 1999
Midterm 2, 1999
Midterm 3, 1999
Review Questions, 2003
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|Aug 22-26|| Why important
week 1 notes
|Why are mountains important?||What is a mountain?||Historical attitudes towards mountains|
|Aug 29-Sep 2||Sacred Mtns pdf Alana's notes||Sacred Mountains||Sacred Mountains||Plate tectonics|
|Sep 5-9|| Plate Tectonic notes
||Labor Day||Plate tectonics||Plate tectonics|
|Sep 12-16|| Plate Tectonic notes
Nepal earthquake video
|Mountain types||Midterm I
bring paper, pencil, colored pens
|Sep 19-23|| Ty's notes
|Mountain Climate||Mountain Climate||Mountain Climate|
|Sep 26-30||avy ppt||Snow||Avalanche||Avalanche|
|Oct 3-7||Adina's glacier ppt||Glaciers: Intro||Ryan Vachon: Paleoglaciology||Mtn Glaciers|
|Oct 10-14||Glacier Landforms ppt||Glaciers||Mid II||Rocky Mountains|
Rocky Mtn Time Series
Stratigraphic history, required
State of Rockies
|Rocky Mountains||Rocky Mountains||Rocky Mountains|
|Oct 24-Oct 28||
Sierra Nevada Orogeny
Mtns as Water Towers
|Sierra Nevadas||Sierra Nevadas||Sierra Nevadas|
|Oct 31-Nov 4|| Himalayan Orogeny |
Glaciers and climate
Mountains and people
|Nov 7-Nov 11||Mountain Warfare ppt||Mountain Warfare||Mid III||Andes|
|Nov 14-18|| Mass wasting events
|Nov 21-25||No classes||Fall break||Fall break||Thanksgiving|
|Nov 28-Dec 2|| Alpine plants powerpoint
|Dec 5-9|| Nitrogen Deposition
N dep effects
|Telluride and Tom Cruise|| Daniel's lecture, ppt
Visuals: Peru Creek, Keystone
Nice overview of pyrite weathering
Department of Geography and
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
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