GGP 315 World Physical Geography
FA 2007 HO
Greenwald, Lester K.
B.S Ed.M. Ed.
SCI 010 GIS LAB
11:30 - 12:30 T R
(913) 433 - 3873 cell
Aug.21 - Dec. 20, 2007
10:10 - 11:25 AM
Textbook: Physical Geography A Landscape Appreciation; Tom L. McKnight, Darrel Hess, 9 Ed. Prentice Hall 2008, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
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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:
· Four exams; 20 MC questions, 10 T-F. The fourth exam has 20 additional MC questions on previous work from the semester.
· A term paper based on research on the web and from scholarly books and articles. Details in class.
· Approximately one quiz per week, 10-15 points, on the Study Guide and lectures.
· Notebooks will be checked in class and given a grade every two to three weeks. Emphasis will be on “Key Terms” at the end of each chapter. As notes are taken in class these terms should be highlighted, or circled, or written separately with definitions.
Grades will be determined by dividing the number of points you have, divided by the number of points possible, expressed as a percentage. This is done with individual grades. Points for the final grade will come from the following percentages of these grades:
· 35 % from the average of tests
· 25% from the average of quizzes on lectures and the Study Guide
· 15% from your notebook and “Keyword” list
· 20 % from your term paper
· 5% from your participation grade
Late Submission of Course Materials: Unless a critical emergency arises and is documented in writing, late submission of work is not allowed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: It should not be necessary to even discuss this topic. There is so little time for us in this course that wasting it on problems in conduct is just unacceptable. My expectations are; common sense, common courtesy, and use of the golden rule, at a minimum. I will show very little leeway.
GGP 315 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SEMESTER SCHEDULE FALL 2007
Chapter Numbers and Titles
1. Introduction to Earth
2. Portraying the Earth
9. The Hydrosphere 12.Soils
Exam 1 Th 9/13 Ch's 1, 2, 9, 12, and 13. Review 9/11
13. Introduction to Landform Study
14. Internal Processes 15. Preliminary to Erosion : Weathering and Mass Wasting
16. The Fluvial Process
17. Solution Processes & Karst Topography
Exam 2 Th. 10/11 Ch's 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Review 10/7
18. Topography of Arid Lands
FALL BREAK OCT 15 - 21
19. Glacial Modification of Terrain 20. Coastal Processes & Terrain
3. Introduction to the Atmosphere 4. Insolation and Temperature
5. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind 6. Atmospheric Moisture
Exam 3 Th 11/15 Ch's 19, 20, 3, 4, 5. 6 Review 11/13
7. Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances
8. Climatic Zones and Types
10. Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere
11. Terrestrial Flora and Fauna
Dead Week - No new work - Review Course
Exam 4 - Ch's 7, 8, 10, 11- plus 20 more MC Ques. on all ch's.
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