GGP390 SpecTops in Physical Geography:

for FA 2008

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GGP 390 SpecTops in Physical Geography:


FA 2008 HO


Hageman, Scott

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SCI 004

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Class Time

2:25 - 3:40 PM

Credit Hours



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Course Description:
GGP390 Physical Topics in Physical Geography: This course will consist of an in-depth examination of specific areas of geography at the upper level. It may be repeated once for credit with a change of topic. Variable credit 1-4 hours.

Class Assessment:

 Presentation, Paper are the majority components.


Field Techniques: 10%
Bibliography:        20%
Abstract               10%
Paper:                  30%
Ppt Presentation:  30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
NO late work will be acccepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1  Introduction to Course, Paleoecology Basics, and Field Basics
Week 2  Class Field Assignment
Week 3  Individual Field Assignment:  Data Collection
Week 4  Individual Field Assignment:  Data Collection
Week 5  Individual Field Assignment:  Library Research (JSTOR)
Week 6  Individual Field Assignment:  Data Analysis
Week 7  Individual Field Assignment:  Data Analysis
Week 8  Bibliography Due
Week 9  Fall Break 
Week 10  Individual Field Assignment:  Graphs
Week 11  Individual Field Assignment:  Graphs / Conclusions
Week 12  Individual Field Assignment:  Conclusions / Abstract
Week 13  Presentations
Week 14  Presentations / Paper DUE
Week 15  Joint Conclusions
Week 16  Overall Abstract

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  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of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".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.

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