GGP390 SpecTops in Physical Geography:

for UMA 2008

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GGP 390 SpecTops in Physical Geography:


UMA 2008 HO


Hageman, Scott

Office Location

SCI 004

Office Hours

Pre-Post Mayster Class Times

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

May 12-23

Class Days


Credit Hours



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Course Description:
This course will consist of an in-depth examination of specific areas of geography at the upper level. It may be repeated once for credit with a change of topic. Variable credit 1-4 hours.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.  Collect Data
  2. 2.  Analyze Data
  3. 3.  Present Data
Class Assessment:
Final Project (Powerpoint Presentation)


12   M        Data Collection      20 pts
13   T         Data Collection      20 pts
14   W       Data Collection       20 pts
15   R        Data Collection       20 pts
16   F        Data Collection        20 pts
19  M        Data Collection    20 pts                    HW DUE   100 pts
20  T         Data Collection    20 pts
21  W        Project Collection   20 pts
22  R         Project Collection   20 pts
23  F         Presentations        200 pts
Data = 180 pts
HW =  100 pts
PPT = 200 pts
TOTAL 480 Pts
90-100    A
80-89      B
70-79      C
60-69      D
below 59  F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No Late Work Accepted, except in rare instances.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please remember that the syllabus can change due to extenuating circumstances, such as rain.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

12   M        Field Exercises
13   T         Field Exercises
14   W       Field Exercises
15   R        Field Exercises
16   F        Field Exercises
19  M        Field Exercises                                HW DUE     
20  T         Field Exercises
21  W        Project Data
22  R         Project Data
23  F         Presentations        

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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 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 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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