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GGP 115 Physical Geography
Hageman, Scott


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Course

GGP 115 Physical Geography

Semester

FA 2008 HO

Faculty

Hageman, Scott

Title

Associate Professor of Geology

Office Location

SCI 004

Office Hours

MTWR 10-11; many other times by appt

Daytime Phone

584-6475

E-Mail

s.hageman@park.edu

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


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Course Description:
GGP115 Physical Geography - Examination of the major physical elements that comprise the earths environmental surface on a global basis-water, landforms, climate, vegetation, and soil; their continuous interaction and relevance to mans occupancy of the earth on a global basis. 3:0:3

Class Assessment:
Exams and Homework

Grading:

Exam 1          100pts
Exam 2          100pts
Exam 3          100pts
Final              100pts
 
Hw 1             100pts
Hw 2             100pts
 
        TOTAL  600pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:
10% each day late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Aug 18 Introduction
Aug 20
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
Aug 22
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons / Earth's Modern Atmosphere
Aug 24
Earth’s Modern Atmosphere
Aug 26
Earth’s Modern Atmosphere / Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
Aug 28
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
Sept 1 NO CLASS
Sept 3
Global Temperatures
Sept 5
Global Temperatures / Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
Sept 8
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
Sept 10 EXAM 1
Sept 12
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
Sept 15
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
Sept 17
Weather
Sept 19
Weather
Sept 22
Water Resources
Sept 24
Water Resources
Sept 26
Global Climate Systems
Sept 29
Global Climate Systems
Oct 1
The Dynamic Planet
Oct 3
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Oct 6
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Oct 8
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Oct 10 EXAM 2
Oct 13-17 FALL BREAK
Oct 20
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
Oct 22
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
Oct 24
River Systems and Landforms
Oct 27
River Systems and Landforms
Oct 29
River Systems and Landforms
Oct 31
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
Nov 3
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
Nov 5
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
Nov 7
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
Nov 10
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Nov 12
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Nov 14
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Nov 17 EXAM 3
Nov 19
The Geography of Soils
Nov 21
The Geography of Soils
Nov 24 Ecosystm Essentials
Nov 26 Ecosystm Essentials
Nov 28 NO CLASS
Dec 1 Terrestrial Biomes
Dec 3 Terrestrial Biomes
Dec 5 Earth and the Human Denominator
     
Dec   FINAL

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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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