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.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseGGP 330 CartographySemesterSP 2008 HOFacultyFox, David P.TitleAssistant Professor of GeographyDegrees/Certificates(PhD student Geography, University of Kansas)MA Geography, University of Missour-ColumbiaBA Geography, University of Missour-ColumbiaOffice LocationFindlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC) 003BOffice HoursMWF 9:00-10:00 AM and TR 10:00-11:30 AMDaytime Phone(816)584-6813E-Maildavid.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester DatesJan. 14 - May 9, 2008Class Days-M---F-Class Time11:00 - 12:15 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Cartography: Thematic Map Design (5th edition) by Borden Dent. McGraw-Hill, 1999.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: Recommended book: Monmonier, Mark. How to Lie with Maps. University of Chicago Press, 1991.McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Adobe Illustrator Tutorials - http://www.adobeillustratortutorials.com/Course Description: The course is designed to prepare students for the basics of map compilation, design, and construction. Laboratory projects involving student learner use of computers will be required. 3:0:3. Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. This class, in particular, will require you to apply the concepts being learned to hands-on development of maps. My goal is to create a positive, interactive, challenging, engaging, lively, and even, at times, confusing (believe it or not) classroom environment. But my success in doing so is largely dependent upon you--your willingness to engage in class discussion, to ask questions, to share your opinions and knowledge from other learning experiences. I believe that education is most effective when approached as a process during which the teacher and students share equally in contributing to the learning that takes place. Rather than being the "sage on the stage" or a "fountain of wisdom" (neither of which I am), I will attempt to guide, encourage, and facilitate your learning. Therefore, you will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss, debate, reflect on, analyze, evaluate, and question the readings and other class material every bit as much as I am. Put simply, I believe that you will get out of this class what you put into it.
GGP 330 Cartography
SP 2008 HO
Fox, David P.
Assistant Professor of Geography
(PhD student Geography, University of Kansas)MA Geography, University of Missour-ColumbiaBA Geography, University of Missour-Columbia
Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC) 003B
MWF 9:00-10:00 AM and TR 10:00-11:30 AM
Jan. 14 - May 9, 2008
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Recommended book: Monmonier, Mark. How to Lie with Maps. University of Chicago Press, 1991.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments submitted at any time after the class period on the announced due date will be subject to 10% penalty for each day they are late. If you have requested and been granted an excused absence by the instructor for a class period during which an assignment is due, then you must submit the work by the alternate date arranged with the instructor. Failure to do so may also result in a 10% deduction per day after the alternate due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The following rules of conduct always apply:
1) Demonstrate respect for yourself, your classmates, and your instructor at all times--even if you do not agree with their ideas or opinions.
Ch. 1: Intro to Thematic Mapping
NO CLASS - MLK Jr. Day
Ch. 4: Geographic Phenomena & Map Symbols
Homework #1 due
Ch. 5: Common Measures
Ch. 13: The Map Design Process
NO CLASS - Presidents' Day
Ch. 2: Map Projections
Homework #2 due
Ch. 3: Thematic Base-Map Compilation
Ch. 15: Principles of Color
Ch. 14: Typographics
NO CLASS - Spring Recess
Ch. 7: Choropleth Maps
NO CLASS - Good Friday
Ch. 8: Dot Maps
Homework #3 due
Ch. 9: Proportional Symbol Maps
Ch. 12: Flow Maps
Homework #4 due
Ch. 10: Isarithmic Maps
Ch. 11: Cartograms
Core Assessment Presentations (10:15-12:15)
Final CA due
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85ANY INSTANCE OF PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN A ZERO (NO CREDIT) FOR THE ASSIGNMENT ON WHICH IT OCCURS. IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU MAY BE COMMITTING PLAGIARISM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ASK THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE SUBMITTING THE WORK FOR GRADING.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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