GGH 140 Economic Geography
U1T 2011 DL
Faith, Karen S.
Master of Arts--Geography
8-5 M-F Arizona time (Same as Pacific coast in the summer)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
Every week there will be a discussion thread for you to post an article and then a paragraph or so about why you think it is important or relevant. Articles should be relevant to the general subject matter we cover in the course and they should also not be too long. See the assignment description under Weekly Articles for more details.
You will have 3 quizzes, each worth 10 points. These will take place at the end of the 2nd, 4th and 6th week. You may do these whenever you have completed taking notes on the lectures.
There will be a research assignment (minimum of 4 pages). You will have until the end of week 7 to complete it and submit to the dropbox. Full instructions and details about the research paper are posted on the class site.
There will be a small writing assignment for week 8. This contains two steps, an online quiz and a short discussion thread. See the ecofoot assignment description under week 8 for more info.
5 pts each
40 total pts
10 pts each
30 total pts
50 total pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized 10% per day. Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The following rules of conduct always apply:
1) Demonstrate respect for yourself, your classmates, and your instructor.
2) Be honest with yourself and others.
3) Keep your sense of humor.
4) Participate in discussions and activities, and invite others to participate as well.
5) Respect the ideas and opinions of other, even when you do not agree.
6) Never, never plagiarize
-Read intro to Economic Geography lecture
-Answer discussion questions
-Read Economic Sectors lecture
-Take Quiz #1
-Read Uneven Development lecture
-Read Migration and Informal Sector lectures
-Deadline for submitting research paper topic
-Take Quiz #2
-Read Globalization and regionalism lecture
-Read Population lecture part 1
-Take Quiz #3
-Read Population lecture part 2
-Research paper Due by end of week
-Read Global economy and the environment lecture
-Post Ecofoot quiz and answer ecofoot discussion questions.
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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
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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