San Juan Mountains, Colo.


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GES4900 Geography Summit

Welcome!

Syllabus

Powerpoints

Grad School 3/13

Labs

n/a

Readings

Semester Schedule


Week 1, Jan. 16

  • Topic: COH 329 (Introductions, how you became a geographer, articulate your specific interests in geography)

Week 2, Jan. 23

  • Topic: COH 329 (Research guidance for Olive Report topic)

Week 3, Jan. 30

  • Topic: COH 329 (Olive Report presentations, Week 1 of 2: Alexander von Humboldt, American Association of Geographers, The Anthropocene, The Arctic, CERCLA, Eratosthenes, National Geographic Society)

Week 4, Feb. 6

  • Topic: COH 329 (Olive Report presentations, Week 2 of 2: Jared Diamond, Mexico City, The Silk Road, The Smithsonian Institution, US Census Bureau, US Geological Survey, Waldo Tobler, William Morris Davis, Yi-Fu Tuan)

Week 5, Feb. 13

  • Topic: CLYDE'S 6:30 pm: Cafe Scientifique (A class-time Potlatch)

Week 6, Feb. 20

  • Topic: UCCS Career Services presentation by Bev Kratzer, MA, MCC. CVs, resumes, careers in geography. Bev is the Director of the UCCS Career Center, a Certified Federal Employment Advisor, and a Staff Pre-Health Advisor.

Week 7, Feb. 27

  • Topic: Attend a Potlatch

Week 8, Mar. 6

  • Topic: Class meets inside the UCCS Heller Center in main building: Guest speaker Joni Palmer, PhD: Topics: Exploring and Making Connections: Teaching, Research, and Practice

Week 9, Mar. 13

  • Topic: COH 329: All about graduate school (options, timelines, requierements, examples of research scope). Presenters / panelists: GES graduate students Ivan Valles, Thad Swan, and Arielle Cassiday.

Week 10, Mar. 20

  • Topic: COH 329 Begin work on Online Portfolio, resume/CV due

Week 11, Apr. 3

  • Topic: COH 329: Resume/CV returned with tentative grade, exchange resumes / CVs, incorporate Brandon's / classmates' feedback

Week 12, Apr. 10

  • Topic: No class - AAG in New Orleans (revised resume / CV due; attend a Potlatch)

Week 13, Apr. 17

  • Topic: Class meets at Heller Center inside main building (organize your group's Teaching Snippet talks)

Week 14, Apr. 24

  • Topic: COH 329: Practice / streamline your group's Teaching Snippet Talks

Week 15, May 1

  • Topic #1: Class meets at Heller Center outside main building (Teaching Snippet presentations, week 1 of 2: Physical Geography)
  • Topic #2: Online portfolio (website) due

Week 16, May 8

  • Topic: Class meets Downtown Colorado Springs in Pioneers Museum (Teaching Snippet presentations, week 2 of 2: Human Geography)

READINGS

  • TBD

Contact Brandon

  • 719.255.5146
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  • bvogt@uccs.edu
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  • 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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