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GGH 140 Economic Geography
Ochsenhirt, Robert L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course

GGH 140 Economic Geography

Semester

SP 2010 HO

Faculty

Ochsenhirt, Robert L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Louisville
MS   Economic Geography   University of Akron

Office Location

SCI 005

Office Hours

11:00AM - NOON; Monday and Wednesday

Daytime Phone

(785) 856-7124

Other Phone

(330) 819-6129

E-Mail

robert.ochsenhirt@park.edu

rlochsenhirt@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

January 11, 2010 to May 03, 2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

THE WORLD ECONOMY
Stutz & Warf
5th Edition
Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN 0-13-243689-2

Additional Resources:

GOODE'S WORLD ATLAS
John C Hudson
20th Edition
Rand McNally
Library of Congress 99-38535

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Course Description:
GGH140 Economic Geography (MGE): The course will introduce the basic concepts and processes underlying the spatial distribution (international and regional) of economic activities. Topics such as agriculture, forestry, industry and mining will be discussed. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Education is not only a state of mind; but a sense of responsibility.  While professional instruction is almost a necessity, the ultimate outcome of the educational process is more highly dependent upon the input of the students themselves.  Various concepts will be presented which beg individual intrepretation and analysis.  This, in turn, should prompt group discussion and response to various viewpoints

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate basic theory of economic geography.
  2. Analyze the basic features of the global economy.
  3. Analyze the relationships between economic resources and geography.


Core Assessment:

·         Multiple Homework assignments

·          Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)

 

Paper Project with map (CA)

Class Assessment:
Class assessment will consist of four (4) examinations; four (4) map quizzes; a term paper and a comprehensive final examination.  All examinations will predominately (but not exclusively) be true/false; matching; fill-in-the-blank; etc.  Classroom participation will determine border line grades.

Grading:

The four (4) examinations are worth 67, 51, 65 and 44 points.  The four quizzes are worth 20, 16, 20 and 20 points.  the term paper is worth 50 points.  And the final examination is worth 88 points.  Total points for the course are 441.
The Grading Scale is as follows.....
A     90-100%     397-441 points
B     80-89%       353-396 points
C     70-79%       309-352 points
D     60-69%       265-308 points
F     00-59%        000-264 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All students are expected to be present on exam/quiz dates.  There will be NO make up of the Final Exam.  Five (5) points will be deducted for each class period that the Term Paper is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class attendence and participation are simply expected.  In accordance with Park University policy, attendence will be taken and reported.  Any student who has two (2) consecutive weeks of unexcused absences will be administratively with drawn.  ALL STUDENTS WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY MATERIALS PRESENTED OR DISCUSSED DURING A CLASS PERIOD.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO OBTAIN ALL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MISSWED DURING A CLASS SESSION FROM ANOTHER STUDENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE ABSENCE IS EXCUSED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.  THE INSTRUCTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE STUDENT WITH ANY LECTURE NOTES OR OTHER MATERIALS PRESENTED DURING  CLASS SESSIONS.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

DATE         TOPIC
Jan 11         Introduction/Basic Concepts
Jan 13         Overview
Jan 18         NO CLASS   (MLK Birthday)
Jan 20         Econ Dynamics/Globalization
Jan 25         Development of Capitalism
Jan 27         MAP QUIZ/SO AMERICA    Population
Feb 01         Population    (PAPER TOPIC DUE)
Feb 03         EXAM NO. 1
Feb 08         Resources
Feb 10         Resources
Feb 15         NO CLASS   (President's Day)
Feb 17         Industrial Location
Feb 22         MAP QUIZ/ASIA    Industrial Location
Feb 24         EXAM NO. 2
Mar 01         Agriculture
Mar 03         Agriculture
Mar 08         NO CLASS    (Spring Break)
Mar 10         NO CLASS    (Spring Break)
Mar 15         Manufacturing
Mar 17         Manufacturing
Mar 22         Manufacturing
Mar 24         EXAM NO. 3
Mar 29         Services
Mar 31         Services
Apr 05         MAP QUIZ/EUROPE    Transportation
Apr 07         Transportation/Communications
Apr 12         PAPER DUE    Cities & Urban Economics
Apr 14         Cities & Urban Economics
Apr 19         EXAM NO. 4
Apr 21         Business Dynamics
Apr 26         Int'l Trade
Apr 28         MAP QUIZ/AFRICA    Int'l Trade
May 03         Int'l Trade
May 05         The Developing World
                     Final Exam

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 87

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  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.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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