GGP 315 World Physical Geography
F2T 2007 DL
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Textbook: Geosystems, sixth edition by Robert W. Christopherson, Pearson Prentice Hall-ISBN-0-13-153117-4 (6th edition).
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments and/or Quizzes
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
· Portfolio (CA) (consisting of papers
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Introduction 1, 9 points, 0.9% of grade
Weekly discussions 8, 96 points, 9.60% of grade
Weekly Quizzes 6, 90 points, 9 % of grade
Weekly Research 7, 105 points, 10.50% of grade
Final Research Paper 1, 200 points, 20.0% of grade due Wednesday week 8
Midterm Exam 1, 200 points, 20.0% of grade
Final Exam 1, 300 points, 30.0% of grade
Total 1000 points,100.0% of grade
Criteria for grading Introduction, Weekly discussion
These are participation items, and receive full points for all entries that are relevant and posted on time.
Course Grading Scale
Your final letter grade will be assigned at the end of the term based on the points earned for the class according to the following table.
Letter Grade Points Percentage
B 800-899-- 80-89.9%
C 700-799-- 70-79.9%
D 600-699-- 60-69.9%
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