GGH 202 Geography of Latin America
FA 2008 HO
Fox, David P.
Assistant Professor of Geography
(PhD student Geography, University of Kansas)MA Geography, University of Missouri-ColumbiaBA Geography, University of Missouri-Columbia
Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC)003B
M/F 11:00-12:30, T/R 11:30-1:00
Aug 18 - Dec 12, 2008
1:50 - 3:05 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Homework Assignment Portfolio – collection of 4 assignments, as well as a learning essay. Each assignment is related to each of the core learning outcomes.
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Assigned Chapters & Assessments
FINAL EXAM, Dec 10, 3:15-5:15pm
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