GGH 312 Military Geography
U1T 2009 DL
Star, Roy G.
BS Human Resource Management/Park UniversityMSA Human Resource Administration/Central Michigan University
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June 1, 2009 to July 26, 2009
Military Geography: For Professionals and the Public, Edition:98, Collins, John M., Potomac Books, Inc. Paperback ISBN 1-57488-180-9.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Introduction to Geography
Getis, Getis and Feldman
CIA World Fact Book
or you can order from a local bookstore
Afghanistan, a regional geography
by the Faculty of the Geography Program
Department of Geography & Environment Engineering
United State Military Academy
West Point, New York
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Discussions - Respond at least once to a topic for that week, and post 2 responses to classmates’ postings. The first must be posted on Wednesday by 11:50 P.M. Mountain Time and the second and third on Saturday by 11:59 P.M. Mountain Time.
Exams – Four exams. Weeks 2, 4, 6; Week 8 comprehensive (Proctored) final exam.
Map Quizzes – Three quizzes. Weeks 1, 3, and 5.
Assignment Weeks Possible Points Total Points
Discussions 1-8 10 Points Each 080 Points
Map Quizzes 1, 3, 5 25, 20, 25 070 Points
Exams 2, 4, 6 47, 47, 53 147 Points
Term Paper 7 50 050 Points
Final Exam 8 100 100 Points
Letter Grade Number of Points Percentage
A 402-447 90-100%
B 358-401 80-89.99%
C 313-357 70-79.99%
D 268-312 60-69.99%
F 000-267 00-59.99%
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Week 1 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 1-2
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation - Overview
Discussion (10 Points)
Map Quiz – Europe (25 Points)
Week 2 Topics and Assignments
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation – Natural Resources and Raw Materials
Submit Term Paper Topic in the Drop Box
Exam #1 (47 Points)
Week 3 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 3, 4, & 5
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation – Physical Geography
Map Quiz – South America (20 Points)
Week 4 Topics and Assignments
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation – Weather and Climate
Exam #2 (47 Points)
Week 5 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapter 9
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation – Human Culture
Map Quiz – Asia (25 Points)
Week 6 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 14, 15, and 16
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation – Geopolitics and Economics
Exam #3 (53 Points)
Week 7 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapter 10
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation - Urban
Submit Term Paper in Drop Box (50 Points)
Week 8 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 11 & 17
Lecture: Multimedia Presentation - Operations
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