GEOG 357.01

Lands and Peoples of Latin America 

Syllabus


Fall 2013                                                                                                                         Dr. Scott Brady

MWF: 10-10:50                                                                                                                         Office: 523 Butte Hall

Location: Butte 103                                                                                                                  Phone: 898-5588

Office Hours: MWF 12-1:40                                                                                            sbrady@csuchico.edu

Geography Computer Lab: Butte 501

Writing Center http://online.csuchico.edu/public/Writing_Center/


Men are so inclined to content themselves with what is commonest; the spirit and the senses so easily grow dead to the impressions of the beautiful and perfect, that every one should study, by all methods, to nourish in his mind the faculty of feeling these things. ...For this reason, one ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

     Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. Bk. v, ch. 1 (Carlyle, tr.) [source: Stevenson]


Description: 

Study of the physical environment, human settlement, development, and modern problems of the nations of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Mexico and Central America. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. This course is the same as LAST 357.


How the course fits the Global Development Pathway: This course presents fundamental geographic concepts in the context of Latin America.  Initial emphasis is placed on the region’s physical environments and its diverse peoples.  Students then explore the relationships that have emerged between Latin America’s peoples and environments.  The course concludes by considering different paths to socio-economic development that have been pursued in the region.  The course supports the pathway’s emphasis on development. The course has been proposed for the Global Cultures designation.

Course Student Learning Objectives    Associated GE Student Learning Objectives

  • Students can formulate, investigate and answer geographic research questions.
  • Written Communication
  • Active Inquiry
  • Students can understand how natural resources and the physical environment influence land and life in Latin America.
  • Sustainability
  • Students can analyze information from different physical or social sciences from a geographic perspective.
  • Active Inquiry

How Course will Meet GE SLOs: This course will meet three GE SLOs, as noted in the table above. Written communication and Active Inquiry will be met by the research assignment. The course will study sustainability as a concept and challenge for Latin American peoples as they interact with its diverse physical environments. Students will further practice active inquiry in weekly question sets that focus critically on the assigned readings.  Student learning of sustainability and practice of active inquiry will be assessed by means of quizzes and exams that will include short essay questions.

 

How Course will Assess GE SLOs: Assessment of GE SLOs is based on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, the gold standard in the assessment of value-added learning. Instructors of GEOG 357 utilize pre- and post-tests to effectively measure learning.  The test consists of open-ended questions related to sustainability. The same test will be administered twice during the semester: once during the first week and once during the final week of classes. Comparison of pre- and post-tests scores will indicate the level of student learning.

 

Course Objectives:


Required Materials:

1.    Online and Reserve readings.  Readings will be found online or at CSU-Chico's Library Electronic reserves page:


Academic Policies and Regulations

Final grades are based on % of ~375 or 425 total points, earned from the categories below.
A=92-100%; B= 80-91%; C=68-79%; D=50-67%; and F= less than 50%.
 

Exam 1

50 points

Exam 2

50 points

Final Exam

100 points

  Quizzes ~10 X 5

  50 points

 Question sets ~9 X 5

 45 points

 Annotated Bibliography

 50 points

  Total

 345 points

 

If you choose not to complete the research project, your grade will be based on the work shown below.

 

Exam 1

50 points

Exam 2

50 points

Final Exam

100 points

  Quizzes ~10 X 5

  50 points

 Question sets ~9 X 5

 45 points

  Total

 295 points

 

 


Web-site: I will regularly update the course web-site.  Students must visit the site to be aware of changes and additions. Students are responsible for information included in the Web Resources portion of the site. This material will covered in examinations.


Attendance: It has been my experience as a student and instructor that there is a strong correlation between attendance and performance. Students who rarely miss a class and actively participate in classroom discussions tend to perform well on tests, quizzes, and in class discussions; students who lack the discipline required for regular attendance tend to perform poorly. Hence, daily attendance is strongly encouraged. However, attendance will not affect your final grade.


Make-up Exams: No make-up exams will be given. If a student misses exam 1 or 2 with an appropriate excuse, then the make-up will be the comprehensive final exam, which will then be counted as 150 points. Only one exam can be made up in this fashion. If a student misses a second exam that exam will be recorded as a 0.


Quizzes: Approximately 10 quizzes will be given throughout the semester. They will always occur on Fridays and will be announced on the preceding Monday. There will be no make-up quizzes. Quizzes will cover material from lecture material.


Optional Research Project: Students have the option of completing a research project in this course.  The research project is an annotated bibliography of at least 1500 words. It has two parts: a proposal and the final project. The instructions for the proposal are at this link. The instructions for the final project are at this link. Here's a past example of an annotated bibliography: link.


Question Sets: To ensure that students keep up with the assigned readings, students must complete question sets that guide them through assigned readings. Students must submit handwritten answers to these questions. Question sets and due dates are posted on the course website. I will not accept question sets after the due date.


Readings and Participation: A fundamental element of a liberal education is the development of the ability to read critically. Hence, your success in this course largely depends on the amount of time and effort you devote to the assigned readings. To encourage your progress in this matter, I will grade students on the notes that they take on the assigned readings.  I will also assign particular students to lead discussions on the required readings.  Students will be graded on their performance.  In addition, test questions will not only be drawn from lecture materials.  Rather, a certain number of test questions will pertain to information found in the assigned readings.



Online Resources:


Magazines and Newspapers

Maps

Population

Mexico

Š      http://maps.live.com/

Š      http://www.inegi.gob.mx/geo/default.asp

Š      http://mexicochannel.net/maps_en.htm

Š      http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/

Š      http://www.ontheroadin.com/

Š      http://www.ontheroadin.com/travelinnformation/Mexico Wal-Mart Locations.htm

Š      http://mexicomike.com/maps_of_mexico/mexican-highway-map.htm

Š      http://atlas.freshlogicstudios.com/

Š      http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/michoacan/michoacanindex.html

Š      http://www.bluemexico.com/Resources/Maps/mexican-states.gif


Hit Parade


Tentative Schedule:


Week 1: 8/26-8/30

Introduction ppt to course, region and regional geography

Orientation paper due: 8/28

Students will turn in a typed, double-spaced, 250-word essay in which they answer the following questions:

    1) Why did you enroll in this course?
    2) Why did you choose to complete this theme/pathway?
    3) What experience in Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean do you have?
    4) What do you hope to learn in this course?
    5) Which regions of Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean most interest you?
    6) Which issues related to Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean most interest you?
    7) Who are you?

 

Readings:

1. Bates, Marston. 1952. Tropical Climates. In, Where winter never comes a study of man and nature in the Tropics. New York, Scribner.

Question Set #1: Due 8/28

Key 

2. Bates, Marston. 1952. The Rain Forest. In, Where winter never comes; a study of man and nature in the Tropics. New York, Scribner.

Question Set #2: Due 8/30

Key 

 

Exercises:

1. Open this link (Climographs) and complete these climographs before class on Friday. Here is a sample of a completed climograph: Sample

Key 

Resources:

Skit about US citizens ignorance of Mexico and Central America

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/hurricane_bound_for_texas_slowed

Climate

http://www.boqueteweather.com/images/world_climate_map.jpg

Earth-Sun Relations

http://esminfo.prenhall.com/science/geoanimations/animations/01_EarthSun_E2.html

Atmospheric Pressure and Circulation, including hurricanes

http://www.uwmc.uwc.edu/geography/100/circulanim/circul_anim.htm

Look at the image at this link to see the wind belts that are created by air moving from high to low pressure systems.

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/hurtrack/index.html

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastprofile.shtml

Print 4-5 copies of the map found at this link, Map. You should go to "Print Preview" and make the orientation "Landscape" and enlarge it as much as possible. You can do this by reducing the margins of the page in "Page Setup" and increasing image size to 125%. These maps will be useful for note-taking for the next couple of weeks.


Week 2: 9/2-9/6

Monday = Labor Day. No class.

Readings:

3. Carr, Archie. 1953. The Weeping Woods". In, High Jungles and Low. Gainesville, University Press of Florida.

Question Set #3: Due: 9/4

Key

 

4. Wallace, David Rains. 1997. Central American landscapes. In, Central America: a natural and cultural history, edited by Anthony G. Coates. New Haven: Yale University Press. 

Questions to consider:

For this chapter I will not post questions. Instead, I want you to write down the main characteristics of each of the landscapes/regions, and to know the geographic location and extent of each.  You should complete this by Friday, 9/6.

 

Power point presentations

1. Subduction
2. Forest Regions.
3. An overview of Mexicos physical geography.

4. Middle America's Physical Landscape Regions

Resources:

 

Subduction

 

http://esminfo.prenhall.com/science/geoanimations/animations/35_VolcanicAct.html

 

Earthquakes


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/

 

Precipitation

         Precipitation map

Natural Vegetation

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/vegmaps2.html

Vegetation map 

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/jaguars/photo-map-interactive


Week 3: 9/9-9/13

Readings:

5. Denevan, William. 1992. The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of the Americas in 1492.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers., 83: 369-385. Here's a site with some information about William Denevan:

 http://www2.stetson.edu/cape/Honors/denevan.htm

 

Question Set #4: Due 9/11

Key 

 

6. West, R C. 1998. Mesoamerican Subsistence Techniques. Pp. 77-102 in Latin American Geography: Historical-Geographical Essays, 1941-1998, Miles E. Richardson (editor). Geoscience and Man, Baton Rouge.

 

Question Set #5: Due: 9/13

Key 

 

Power point presentations

5. Subsistence


Resources:

 

  

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2009-09-19-mayan-collapse_N.htm?se=yahoorefer

 

http://www.ancientmexico.com/content/timeline/index.html

 

http://faculty.fullerton.edu/nfitch/nehaha/index.htm

 

http://www.ancientmexico.com/content/map/tenochtitlan.html

 

http://faculty.washington.edu/petersen/alfonso/13thcent.jpg

 

Cartoon

 


Week 4: 9/16-9/20


Readings
:

7. http://www.mindfully.org/Heritage/2003/Civilization-Collapse-EndJun03.htm

Here's a site with some information about Jared Diamond the author of this article:

http://www.geog.ucla.edu/people/faculty.php?lid=3078&display_one=1&modify=1

Question Set #6: Due: Monday, 9/16

Key

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/pictures/120905-maya-murals-found-kitchen-science-mayan/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/pictures/130807-maya-frieze-discovered-holmul-guatemala-archaeology/

 

 

8. Foote, T. 1991.  Where Columbus Was Coming From. Smithsonian, December 1991: 28-41.

            This article is available at this link: 355foote.pdf

Question Set #7: Due: Wednesday 9/18

Key

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEe4QdtJKEY

 

Video: The Caribbean 1492Well watch the video in class.

1.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=WbudoRYvhJc&app=desktop&noredirect=1

2.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6fvTHVq5SU

3.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rup_ZtVxLq4

Question set

Key

 

Power point presentation

6. Maya Collapse

7. Mesoamerica

 

Resources:  

http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/Religion.swf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuWHSfIWm4

http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/principal/84955-casi-mitad-lenguas-indigenas-estan-extincion

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20321

 

http://www.hist.umn.edu/~rmccaa/vircatas/virtab1.htm

 

http://www.charlesmann.org/Book-index.htm

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/books/review/1493-uncovering-the-new-world-columbus-created-by-charles-c-mann-book-review.html?pagewanted=all

 

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/%7Eswilson/wilson_iaca99.html  


http://www.lascasas.org/timeline.htm


http://www.uctp.org/
   

 

Annotated bibliography proposal is due on Friday, September 27. 


Week 5: 9/23-9/27

Readings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws1scZbkOEQ

9. Mee, Charles L. Jr. 1992. That Fateful Moment When Two Civilizations came Face to Face. Smithsonian  23: 56-69.

This article is available at this link: 354mee.pdf

 

No question set

 

If you speak Spanish and are interested in the conquest of Mexico, this link leads you to a well-made documentary on the topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAohODkK3l0&feature=relmfu

 

         11:44

 

http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/02/12/inenglish/1360672838_941682.html

 

Exam 1 Review

         Study Guide

Friday Exam 1

 

         357 Exam 1 Map Fall 2012

         357 Exam 1 multiple-choice and essay questions Fall 2012

 

Annotated bibliography proposal is due on Monday, September 30.


 

Week 6: 9/30-10/4

 

Exam 1

 

 Colonial Middle America

Readings:

1. Brady, S. 1999. An historical geography of the earliest colonial routes across the American isthmus. Revista Geografica, 126: 121-143.

Question Set:

Key

 

2. Sauer, C. O. 1941. The Personality of Mexico. Geographical Review 31:353-364.

For article click here

 

Question Set:

Key

 

3. Curtis, W. 2006.  and a Bottle of Rum. Crown Publishers: New York p. 14-36.

4. Curtis, W. 2006.  and a Bottle of Rum. Crown Publishers: New York p. 37-63.

Question Set:

Key 

 

Power point presentations

Colonial Landscapes and Institutions

Personality of Mexico

Sugar ppt


Annotated bibliography proposal is due on Friday,.
 
Here are some useful websites for your annotated bibliographies:

Google Scholar:
http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en&tab=ws
Council on Hemispheric Affairs:
http://www.coha.org/
Latin American Network Information Center - LANIC:
http://lanic.utexas.edu/

 

 

Resources:

Map

Map

http://www.arqueomex.com/S2N2SUMARIO119.html

http://www.letraslibres.com/revista/convivio/espana-y-la-conquista-de-china?page=full

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch2en/conc2en/spanish_and_portuguese_empires.html

http://www.zonu.com/fullsize-en/2009-11-16-11114/Political-Evolution-of-Central-America-and-the-Caribbean-from-1700.html

http://www.economist.com/node/8345592

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2012/10/02/index.php?section=espectaculos=a09n1esp

http://www.johntoddjr.com/86 Yanga/yanga01.htm


http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/midamer/mmrimfr.htm
 
http://www.bugbog.com/maps/north_america/caribbean_map.html


Week 7: 10/7-10/11

Greater Antilles

Required Readings and Viewing

Potter R. & Lloyd-Evans S. 1997. Sun, Fun and a Rum Deal: Perspectives on Development in the Caribbean, FOCUS on Geography Vol. 44:  pp. 19-26.

Question Set:

Key

International Demonstration Effect 

 

 

Abridged chapter from Jared Diamonds Collapse. http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4776

 

Haiti-Dominican Republic Border 

Question Set #10:

Key


http://video.pbs.org/video/1877436791/: This link leads to a recently produced documentary called Black in Latin America.

 

 

 

Required Viewing:
Were watching the
Life and Debt and completing the QS in class. 

Heres a link to the film: http://www.hulu.com/watch/479811

 

Life and Debt Questions:

Key 

Resources:

http://www.caribbeanworld-magazine.com/

http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/SlaveTrade/collection/large/LCP-42.JPG

http://www.americasquarterly.org/hirst/article


http://www.basis.wisc.edu/rfc/documents/slides/cs_15a_slides.pdf

http://www.michaelmanley.org/

http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm

http://www.worldbank.org/

http://www.iadb.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21478255

 

 

 

Annotated Bibliography Suggestions.

Please review the assignment instructions for appropriate sources. Wikipedia is not an appropriate source for this assignment. One common mistake that students make is confusing newspapers and other popular media with journal articles or appropriate web-sites. Here is an important rule of thumb. A source is appropriate for this assignment only if includes a bibliography,  list of references or works cited section. Newspaper and magazine articles and many web-sites do not meet this standard.

Also, students may not turn in a paper that they have written for another class. You certainly may choose a research topic that is related to a topic that you are investigating in another course. However, I will not accept papers that have also been turned in for another class.


Week 8: 10/14-10/18

 

Cuba

Required Readings

Babb, F. 2011. Che, Chevys, and Hemingway's Daiquiris: Cuban Tourism in a Time of Globalisation. Bulletin of Latin American Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, p. 50–63. 

 

Question set:

Key

 

Required viewing. I want you to watch the documentary Cuba after Castro on your own time. Four parts of the documentary are found below.

 

Question Set:

Key

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA2uowJkA6I&feature=relmfu

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gqHbBvIrGk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6xFGMz2sDw&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodHG5-n6JI&feature=relmfu

 

Regions of Mexico

 

Required Readings:   

Kaplan, R. 1997. History Moving North. Atlantic Monthly, February.

Casagrande, L. 1987. The Five Nations of Mexico. FOCUS on Geography: 2-9.

 Question Set:

         Key

 

 

Regions ppt   


Resources:

 

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iJMOBcPQyg

 

Mexico map

 

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/11/comparing-mexican-states-equivalent-countries

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/world/americas/raul-castro-to-step-down-as-cubas-president-in-2018.html?_r=0

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123621603853535645.html

 

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2012/10/24/1329268/gobierno-casi-un-millon-de-cubanos.html

 

http://www.archive.org/details/linktv_fidel220071018

 

http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.649197

 

http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

 

http://www.economist.com/node/21550420

 

http://www.zompist.com/latam.html

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19949561

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/world/americas/cuba-lifts-much-reviled-rule-the-exit-visa.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Week 9: 10/21-10/25 Mexico City and Core

 

Required Readings:

Guillermoprieto, Alma. 1990. Letter from Mexico City, The New Yorker, September 17, 1990, p. 93-103. No question set

Hamill, Pete. 1993. When the Air was Clear. Audubon, January-February, 1993, p. 40-49. No question set

Malmstrom, V. 1995. Geographical Origins of the Tarascans.  Geographical Review: 31-39. No question set

 

 

Mexico City ppt.   

Resources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8G65HYrjU

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2013/10/21/

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/midamer/mmrimfr.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/world/americas/for-some-in-mexico-trash-is-a-treasure-worth-defending.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/714278c31aa03b5768df1cc41c535ea1

http://www.shortlist.com/cool-stuff/design/the-upside-down-skyscraper

http://www.letraslibres.com/busqueda/resultados/Lago texcoco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewLH0TVWkU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93UzcOVdYPM

http://web.archive.org/web/20050223102054/http://www.cdnn.info/industry/i040710/i040710.html

http://archive.org/details/SVS-324

http://archive.org/details/Mexican_Moods

http://www.demographia.com/dbx-mxc.htm

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/mexicocity-quiz.html?source=sem_G1776c&kwid=ContentNetwork%7C3311775347&gclid=CID-uZz_050CFRlcagodzkygqA

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/mexico_city_1972.jpg

http://books.nap.edu/books/0309052459/xhtml/images/p2000cd6dg128001.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/09/060901-sewer-video.html

http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/Sect6_11.html

http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa060997.htm

http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa092099.htm

http://books.nap.edu/books/0309052459/html/29.html#p2000640b9960029001

 

 


Week 10:  10/28-11/1: Core and Southern Highlands

 

 

Dia de Los Muertos 

 

Core Region ppt

 

Southern Highlands ppt.

 

1. Harner, J. 2002. Muebles Rusticos in Mexico and the United States. Geographical Review 92: 354-371. No question set

 

http://www.segusino.com/

http://www.ideainterior.com.mx/

 

2. Bass, J. and Brady, S. 2011. The Changing Anatomy of Mexican Towns: repeat study and Stanislawskis Michoacan. The Pennsylvania Geographer 49(1): 18-42. No question set

"The peasant from Central Mexico faces less risk and uncertainty from U.S. migration than from any other possible income-generating activity.  He risks more with the status quo - relying on an unreliable resource base, a rigid local social structure, undependable government programs, and uncertain job opportunities in other Mexican cities - than in seeking work in the United States."  Ambivalent Journey, Jones, 1995.

3. 354oaxacatequio.pdf

Question Set:

 Key

Chinantec Whistle Language

http://vimeo.com/57291304 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0-jrm5p8mM


Week 11: 11/4-11/8

1. Participatory mapping in Oaxaca.

No question set

Oaxaca Participatory Mapping ppt

2. Microfinance in Mexico and Oaxaca. Read the short articles at the links below and complete the question set.

http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2007-12-12/the-ugly-side-of-microlending

         This article is incomplete. However, enough of it is available to complete the question set.

         http://www.envia.org/what-we-do/

         http://www.thetravelword.com/2010/11/10/creating-community-through-volunteering-in-oaxaca-mexico/

         Question set:

                  Key

Microfinance ppt

 

Exam Review on Wednesday


It's on!  Exam 2, Friday,


Study Guide

 

Exam 2 F 13 pt. 1

Exam 2 F 13 pt. 2 

 

Map


Week 12: (11/11-11/15) Northern Mexico

 

Monday=Veterans’ Day. No class.

Required Readings:

4. Dozier, C. 1963 Mexicos Transformed Northwest. Geographical Review 53: 548-571. Click here for article.

         Question Set:

         Key

        

5. San Quintin. Chapter from True Tales from Another Mexico by Sam Quinones (2001).

                  Question Set:

                  Key  

 

 

Web Resources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ71CQiDBpY

http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/oaxaca/general/146256-teotitlan-del-valle-virginal-destino-ecoturistico

http://www.envia.org/fundacon-enva-on-youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8-u7_Xadb0

http://www.carlosslim.com/preg_resp_program_slimgrameen_ing.html

http://www.intheamericas.com/episodes2.html

http://www.newstaco.com/2013/04/04/49338/

http://www.ianchadwick.com/tequila/mezcal.html

http://www.oaxacatimes.com/  


Week 13: 11/18-11/22

Central American Rimland

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/midamer/mmrimfr.htm

 

1. Required Online Readings:

Brief History of Banana Republics

http://www.uwec.edu/Geography/Ivogeler/w111/banana.htm

http://www.jimmccluskey.com/banana.html

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20070320_chiquitas_slipping_appeal/

 

Question Set:

Key

 

 

Online Viewing:

http://www.archive.org/details/Journeyt1950

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDOI24RRAE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmeEILEBltM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb7XaF1rs1E

 

 

2. Required Online Reading: No Question Set

 

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sci;313/5786/481?ck=nck


The traditional music and dance of the Garifuna have become popular.  The general term for numerous Garifuna dances and songs is "punta". The songs are call and response. Many of the dances are courtship dances.  Here are 4 youtube examples. 
 
The first is from Hopkins, Belize where I did research in 1989.  It shows how the community has incorporated dance instruction into the education system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB3vThV3_ls

The second is from Livingston, Guatemala.  It shows how Garifuna kids perpetuate the dancing and rhythm informally.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaTR5qlNrZ0&feature=related

The third is from Los Angeles, California, one of the largest centers of Garifuna immigrants in the US. It demonstrates how the Garifuna continue to practice the traditional art form in very different trappings. Instead of on sandy ground in the Central American Rimland in the shade of Atlantic Tall or Malayan Dwarf coconut trees, this jam takes place in a well furnished living room complete with the big screen TV. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU-t9_JSH2Y

 

The last one focuses on Garifuna women and demonstrates their role in preserving these traditions.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SfsJkuYjo8&feature=related

 

A core component of cultural survival is the survival of a cultures language. This web-site seeks to utilize the Web to preserve the Garifuna language: http://www.garifunainstitute.com/

 

Required Reading:

 

3. . Nietschmann, B. 1998. Protecting Indigenous Coral Reefs and Sea Territories. In Conservation Through Cultural Survival, Ed. Stan Stevens, Washington D.C.: Island Press.

           

Question Set

Key

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NgrRCZD1kk&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUfiU8hqymA&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhMKaT7Lt9c

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/world/americas/10nicaragua.html?_r=0

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13210289

 

Power Point Presentations

 Banana Republics ppt 

Garifuna ppt

La Mosquitia ppt 

 

Web Resources:

  

http://berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2000/02/02/bernard.html

 

http://www.conserveturtles.org/about.php?page=carr

 

http://www.miskito-nicaragua.de/nicarag/karten4.htm

 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/08/MNIC152S2Q.DTL&type=printable 

 


Week 14: 11/25-11/29

Thanksgiving Week


Week 15: 12/2-12/6

 

 

GEOG 357 Central America Place Name List. 
Learn the locations listed below.  You should use this blank map and atlas, Google Earth, Google Maps or some other site to find the places.


Countries

El Salvador       Guatemala        Belize               Honduras          Nicaragua        

Costa Rica        Panama
 
Cities
Guatemala City              Quetzaltenango             San Salvador    Belmopan        

Belize City                   San Pedro Sula         Tegucigalpa                  Managua                       Bluefields        

Puerto Cortez    Limon               San Jose         
            Panama                        Colon                           Comayagua      Granada   

 

Central American Rimland and Upland Interior

 

4. Frenkel, Stephen. 1996.  Jungle Stories: North American Representations of Tropical Panama. Geographical Review, Vol. 86, No. 3, pp. 317-333.

Question Set:

Key

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUkSxted6pQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR4eXZSZhEg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw15q1-Vv4g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9svL4qIkOW8

http://www.ssqq.com/travel/panamacanal2012x04.htm

 

5. Can Coffee Drinkers Save the Rain Forest?

Question Set:

Key


 

6. Arbona S. 1998. Commercial agriculture and agrochemicals in Almolonga, Guatemala, Geographical Review Vol. 88: pp. 47-63.

Question Set:

Key

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0tvnvlGEZE

 3:20

 

Power Point Presentations

Panama ppt

Coffee ppt

Almolonga

 

Web Resources

Coffee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMl5mIU6w_k

http://www.ico.org/new_historical.asp

http://fieldguides.com/bird-tours/guatemala-tikal

 

http://www.globalexchange.org/index.html


http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eina/infographics/starbucks.html


http://www.guatemalancoffees.com/

 

http://www.fao.org/corp/statistics/en/

http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/Coffee-Rise-40Percent-Frost/2011/04/29/id/394529

 

Byron Wolfe
 

http://www.selvanegra.com/

 

 

Example of annotated bibliography

This link
http://www.aallnet.org/products/2004-47.pdf no longer works.  It used to lead to an example of an annotated bibliography that a student copied during a previous semester.  The primary lesson is do not copy or plagiarize.
 
This week you should make final edits and complete your annotated bibliographies.  They are due on Friday,.  Be certain to review the assignment instructions above and the description about plagiarism.  If you have any questions, contact me. You must turn your paper into turnitin.com before turning it in to me. 
The instructions for Turnitin.com are at this
link. This is a required part of your annotated bibliography assignment.  You should submit your paper to turnitin 3 or 4 days before so that you will have time to correct any errors.

 

The due date for your annotated bibliography is Monday, December 9th


Week 16: 12/9-12/13

 

Monday

7. Brady, S. 2009.  Revisiting a Honduran Landscape Described by Robert West: An Experiment in Repeat Geography. Journal of Latin American Geography pp. 7-27.

No question set:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HToG5CbMXqM

3:41
  

 

Wednesday

8. Tormented Isthmus, from The Economist. April 14th, 2011.

         Question set Due

         Key

         Map that accompanied the article

 

Friday

I will give students their take-home final exam on Friday during class. They must turn it in by 11 am, Monday, December 16.  I will not accept any late exams. Neither will I accept emailed exams.

 

 

Resources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25328656

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25315215

http://www.insightcrime.org/

http://www.economist.com/node/17963313

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/187109.pdf

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Fmaps.google.co.uk%2Fmaps%2Fms%3Fauthuser%3D0%26vps%3D2%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF8%26msa%3D0%26output%3Dkml%26msid%3D204157303013084320844.0004bd08bbf2931018073&hl=en&sll=38.924745,-77.057215&sspn=0.009282,0.018625&t=h&z=2

 

Final Exam Study Guide

 

Power Point Presentations

Lenca


Week 17: 12/16-12/20

Final Exam Week

Hey Folks. The first part of your final exam, AKA old stuff, consists of 25 questions for which you will write your answers on two maps of Middle America. You ought to study the map portions of the first two exams. Good luck.

Final Exam Week

Final Exam Week Office Hours:

M, 9-12

Final Exam Due by 11am, Monday, December 16. Bring your exam to Butte 523. Slide it under my door if I am not there. I will not accept any late exams. Neither will I accept emailed exams.