Mark M. Van Steeter, Ph.D.
Western Oregon University
Associate Professor of Geography
Office: HSS 216
ph: 503-838-8855
e-mail: vanstem@wou.edu

Office hours (Winter 2017) M 2-3, T 12-1, W 2-4, R 12-1 or by appointment

Winter 2017 Courses

Introductory Physical Geography (Geog 105)

Syllabus

Study Guide (rough)

National Climate Assessment

National Academy of Sciences Climate Change

Web Site for CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND: http://citizensclimatelobby.org

Carbon Fee and Dividend Powerpoint

Safe versus Dangerous Plastics

 

Environmental Conservation (Geog 380)

Syllabus

Ishmael Essay Topic

Ecotopia Essay Topic

Presentation List

Extra Credit Paper Option

Extra Credit Option: Awake on Earth (20pts)
Guidelines for paper

5 pages or longer (double spaced)

After reading the book, what do you consider to be the two greatest threats from global warming?  Explain why and cite information from the book

The author outlines her path from despair to “finding her way”.
Discuss your current degree of despair and what “finding your way” looks like over the next 10 years.

 

 

Physical Geography (Geog 392)

Syllabus

Article #1 Basic Tectonic Setting of Oregon

Article #2 Galapagos Islands

Article #3 Soils

Article #4 River Restoration

Soil Order Map