GGH312 Military Geography
S2T 2011 DL
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Military Geography: For Professionals and the Public, Edition:98, Collins, John M., Potomac Books, Inc. Paperback ISBN 1-57488-180-9.
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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 highly dependent upon students’ input. Various concepts and ideas will be presented for individual interpretation and analysis. Students must read the assigned material, actively participate in discussions, and complete required course activities.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Discussions - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include scholarly or authoritative references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response beyond the course textbook. Note that all discussion questions will be posted by the instructor two days before the week begins (the Saturday prior to the week's start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full five days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion response by the following Wednesday.
Discussions - (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. They are completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. Peer reviews are required by Saturday of the week. Peer reviews should be something substantially more than "nice post".
Assignment Weeks Possible Points Total Points
Discussions 1-8 10 Points Each 080 Points
Map Quizzes 1, 3, 5 25, 20, 25 070 Points
Exams 2, 4, 6 47, 47, 53 147 Points
Term Paper 7 50 050 Points
Final Exam 8 100 100 Points
Letter Grade Number of Points Percentage
A 402-447 90-100%
B 358-401 80-89.99%
C 313-357 70-79.99%
D 268-312 60-69.99%
F 000-267 00-59.99%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date (except for work due in week 8), but will be penalized one letter grade. Students may not make up quizzes or exams missed without prior approval. Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of unexcused absences.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class attendance and participation are expected. You have 9 days to complete the work for the week. In accordance with University Policy, attendance will be taken and reported. Any student who has 2 consecutive weeks of unexcused absence will be administratively withdrawn. All students will be accountable for all materials presented throughout the course.
Week 1 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 1 and 2
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation - Overview
Discussion (10 Points)
Map Quiz 1 – Europe (25 Points)
Readings: Chapters 2 and 8
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation – Natural Resources and Raw Materials
Submit Term Paper Topic in the Drop Box
Exam #1 (47 Points)
Week 3 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 3, 4, and 5
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation – Physical Geography
Map Quiz 2 – South America (20 Points)
Week 4 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation – Weather and Climate
Exam #2 (47 Points)
Week 5 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapter 9
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation – Human Culture
Map Quiz 3 – Asia (25 Points)
Week 6 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 14 and 15
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation – Geopolitics and Economics
Exam #3 (53 Points)
Week 7 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapter 10
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation - Urbanization
Submit Term Paper by Sunday in Drop Box (50 Points)
Week 8 Topics and Assignments
Readings: Chapters 11 and 17
Lecture: PowerPoint Presentation - Operations
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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