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GGP 115 Physical Geography
Hageman, Scott


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Course

GGP 115 Physical Geography

Semester

SP 2010 HO

Faculty

Hageman, Scott

Title

Associate Professor of Geology

Office Location

SCI 105

Office Hours

MTWR 9-11; many other times by appt

Daytime Phone

584-6475

E-Mail

scott.hageman@park.edu

Web Page

http://parkonline.org

Class Days

TR

Class Time

11:35-12:50

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Geosystems, by Christopherson, 7th Edition 7 PKG
by Christopherson, Robert W. ISBN-10: 9780136005988
Publisher Prentice Hall ISBN-13: 9780136005988

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Course Description:
GGP115 Physical Geography - Examination of the major physical elements that comprise the earths environmental surface on a global basis-water, landforms, climate, vegetation, and soil; their continuous interaction and relevance to mans occupancy of the earth on a global basis. 3:0:3

Class Assessment:

 

Grading:

Exam 1          100pts
Exam 2          100pts
Exam 3          100pts
Final              100pts
 
Hw 1             100pts
Hw 2             100pts
 
        TOTAL  600pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework turned in late will be counted off 10% per day, so you have 10 days to submit it before it becomes worth 0 Points. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other school-sponsored events will need to make arrangements prior to their absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are held responsible for acquiring all materials and information missed during a class session from another student. • Please set phones to vibrate or OFF in the classroom.  If you do receive notice of an emergency call quietly leave the classroom to make or receive a call in the hall or outside of the building.  

The instructor will strive to create an informal and comfortable classroom environment for class discussion. However, this is an educational forum and the instructor expects students to act accordingly.  Students will treat fellow students and the instructor with respect.  

Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
If you miss an exam you MUST contact the instructor before the next class meeting to have the possibility of being granted a Make Up exam.  Only one Make Up exam is allowed unless circumstances are approved by the instructor.   Do not miss the final.

Don't show up late!  If you do, DO IT QUIETLY!!
Do not go to the bathroom every class period.
Do not talk loudly to others during class.
Do not ask me for my book or notes.

Please do not ever feel like you can not talk to me. I get paid to help you!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Jan

12

Introduction

 

14

Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons

 

19

Earth’s Modern Atmosphere

 

21

Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances

 

26

Global Temperatures

 

28

Global Temperatures / Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulations

Feb

2

Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulations

 

4

Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulations

 

9

EXAM 1

 

11

Water and Atmospheric Moisture

 

16

Weather

 

18

Water Resources

 

23

Global Climate Systems

 

25

The Dynamic Planet

Mar

2

Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism

 

4

Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism

 

9

EXAM 2

 

11

Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement

 

16

No Class

 

18

No Class

 

23

Mass Movement

 

25

River Systems and Landforms

 

30

Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes

 April

1

The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms

 

6

Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms

 

8

Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms

 

13

EXAM 3

 

15

The Geography of Soils

 

20

The Geography of Soils

 

22

Ecosystm Essentials

 

27

Ecosystm Essentials

 

29

Terrestrial Biomes

May 

4

Terrestrial Biomes

 

6

Earth and the Human Denominator

 

11

Final

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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

Disability Guidelines:
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