GGH 110 Cultural Geography
F1T 2008 DLA
Kean, Megan E.
March 17 – May 11, 2008
Textbook: REQUIRED: The Human Mosaic: A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography, 10th edition, by Terry Jordan-Bychkov, Mona Domosh, Roderick P. Neumann, and Patricia L. Price (ISBN 0-7167-6384-2)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that the most beneficial and significant learning experiences come from connecting challenging subject matter with context that extends beyond the classroom. My ultimate goal is to prepare my students to be responsible, attentive, respectful, environmentally and socially aware individuals. I believe each student is the leader of his or her own academic journey, and each student has the potential to excel. I will engage each student to think critically and creatively about ideas, issues, and content related to cultural geography. Thoughts, questions and concerns are welcomed and encouraged. Through the guidance and assistance of the instructor, the students will become lifelong learners and critical thinkers willing to adapt to life’s changes and find solutions to our world’s social and environmental problems
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments and/or Quizzes
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
· Portfolio (CA) (consisting of papers
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Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Class participation is considered an essential part of the learning process. A significant portion of your class grade specifically consists of your participation in class discussions. Also, be aware that the instructor is required to submit attendance for each class week and that the Park University attendance policy will be strictly followed. This policy states that any student who has two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Please note that participation and attendance are distinctly different; a student can be “present” for an online class but can still receive a “0” for discussions if he/she does not participate.
2. The instructor strives to create an informal and non-threatening classroom environment for class discussion. Since this is an educational forum, the instructor expects each student to act accordingly. Therefore, students will be expected to treat fellow students and the instructor with respect. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior toward another student or the instructor will not be tolerated. Repeated occurrences of such behavior will be grounds for further administrative action as allowed by the Park University student code of conduct.
4. Students must recognize that, while technology is what makes this online course possible, it can also be problematic. Students are expected to be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technological problems that may be encountered. Therefore, computer problems will NOT automatically be considered grounds for having late work excused. Be sure to save copies of your work to your computer hard drive. Saving an additional copy to a flash stick or external hard drive is highly recommended.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Academic dishonesty in the School of Online Learning includes but is not limited to:
• Plagiarism occurs when a writer represents another person's words or ideas as his/her own. Most often, plagiarism results when writers fail to enclose direct quotations in quotation marks; fail to include citations in the text or as footnotes; and/or fail to furnish a reference/works consulted list to accompany researched writing.
• Cheating occurs when the integrity of an activity or examination is compromised through dishonesty or deceit. Cheating includes unsanctioned student collaboration or the use of unsanctioned collateral materials. Cheating includes exchanging information about proctored examinations, quizzes, or other class activities that are designed to be completed independently.
• Misrepresentation involves providing false information in an academic assignment, furnishing false or misleading information to instructors or other University personnel, or presenting misleading or fabricated data as valid.
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 87In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, the instructor will file an Academic Dishonesty Report to the university and the student will be notified. Any student caught plagiarizing or cheating will receive a zero (0) on the offended assignment or discussion post. The second occurrence of plagiarism or cheating will result in an “F” in the course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the online classroom at least once during each week of the term.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by the instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
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