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basic sketch of the school area ; work in progress

Seminar Western Geography - Assignments
13th Waves 2010 Sept



No textbook chosen.
The central topic of class will be cartography; we will use the teacher's collection of atlasses and maps.
Assignments : students will make a map each, collectively these maps will compose an Atlas of KMLA, Pasteur Milk Factory and the mountain behind both.

List of Topics
I.)      KMS      A Hydrographic Map of KMLA
II.)           The School Area in 1990 (before construction of the school began)
III.)           Recording the Fall of Leaves on the Northern and Southern Slope of Tokgosan
IV.)           Landslides and Landslide-Risk Sites
V.)      NSJ      The Minjok Wilderness - Biotopes
VI.)           Minjok Monuments
VII.)      PKW      The School Area at the Time During & Just After the Korean War
VIII.)           Natural and Engineered Landscape
IX.)      KWW      Terraces and Slopes : a Map Indicating Steepness
X.)           Surface Rocks, Cliffs Showing Layers - A Geological Map
XI.)      CJH      Paved Roads, Unpaved Roads, Paths
XII.)           Which Trees Grow Where ? A Forest Map
XIII.)           The History of Map-Making in the School Area
XIV.)      KSJ      The 1:5,000 Map of the School Area - a Map Review


If there are more than 14 students in class, many of these topics can be covered by teams of two (split up the research area)


In the U.S., geographers like to work from their desks. In Germany, geographers conduct much of their research outdoors. Your teacher can't help being a German. That means we will get dirty.
Students are recommended to get rubber boots. Also recommendable to come to class in, or to bring to class, clothing which would permit it for them to enter Minjok Wilderness.

Code of Ethics : When we enter the wilderness for the purpose of research, we want to do so (1) disturbing the wildlife as little as possible. (2) also we do not want to leave behind any trash; if you find trash left behind by others, take it out.


         June 4th 2010          Alexander Ganse






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