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GGH 110 Cultural Geography
Dopf, Kevin C.


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.

Course

GGH 110 Cultural Geography

Semester

S2UU 2011 CN

Faculty

Dopf, Kevin C.

Title

Adjunct Faculty Geography/ Political Science

Degrees/Certificates

BA Political Science/International Affairs, Pennsylvania Military College
MA Political Science, Villanova University
MA Public Administration, MA Human Resource Development, Webster University

Office Location

The Citadel

Office Hours

9AM - 5PM

Daytime Phone

843-953-6707

Other Phone

914-805-2707 (Cell)

E-Mail

Kevin.Dopf@park.edu

Kevin.Dopf@Citadel.edu

PTKENGA@COMCAST.NET

Semester Dates

S2UU2011 MON  4:30 PM – 9:45 PM  14 MAR - 2 MAY 2010

Class Days

MONDAY

Class Time

4:30 - 9:45 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:



REQUIRED: The Cultural Landscape  An Introduction to Human Geography, Custom Edition For Park University, Tenth Edition, James Rubenstein, Prentice Hall ISBN 10:0-558-91817-4   ISBN 13:978-0-558-9817-0

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Course Description:
GGH110 Cultural Geography (MGE): This course is an introduction into cultural difference and spatial interactions within and between groups (religion, language, and customs) from around the globe. The course will also focus on human organization of space and how it impacts upon environment. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:

 
Education is an interactive endeavor that requires preparation for class so that everyone will benefit from each other. This will keep the discussions lively and very informative. Students will learn from each other especially in the area of Cultural Geography where every student will have the resources to share. My job is to engage all students by moderating through the many areas that make up Cultural Geography. This is a critically important area that will affect you and your family no matter where you live and what your occupation is. Discussions, readings, Internet, research, quizzes, and examinations will allow you to master the core learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and evaluate the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural regions.
  2. Define and evaluate the concepts of diversity and globalization and analyze their dynamic tension.
  3. Identify, locate, and describe the physical and human characteristics of places.
  4. Explain and analyze how physical systems affect human systems, and vice versa.


Core Assessment:

·         Multiple Homework assignments and/or Quizzes

·         Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)

·         Portfolio (CA) (consisting of papers
and Homework)

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

   
Class Participation: (15%) All students must come to class prepared to discuss the assigned material for that evening. Students will receive a class participation grade for all classes except exam classes.
 
Quizzes:  (20%) A total of fourteen quizzes will be given. They will be multiple choice or short answer questions.
 
Exams: (20%) Final Exam (20%) There will be two exams and one Final Exam. Exams will consist of short answer and short essay questions.
 
Portfolio (Core Assessment): (25%) Students must select a country by the second week in class and turn in a portfolio about the cultural region, cultural diffusion, cultural ecology, cultural interaction, and cultural landscape of the selected
country. Students cannot choose the United States. Students must brief their portfolio in class.
 
 

Grading:


Class Participation: (15%)
Quizzes:  (20%)
Exams (2): (20%)
Final Exam (20%)
Portfolio (Core Assessment): (25%)
  
A........90-100%
B........80-89%
C........70-79%
D........60-69%
F.........00-59%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be No makeup of the final exam. Assignments and Place Portfolios submitted after the announced due date may be penalized 10% of the total possible points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 
Class participation is considered an essential part of the learning process.  A significant portion of your class grade specifically consists of your participation in class discussions.  Also, be aware that the instructor is required to submit attendance for each class week and that the Park University attendance policy will be strictly followed.  This policy states that any student who has two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences will be administratively withdrawn from the course. It is the student's responsibility to obtain all materials and information missed during a class session form another student or myself, regardless of whether or not the absence is excused by the Instructor. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Date                            Topic
14 MAR                     Basic Concepts/Population Chapter 1 & 2
21 MAR                     Migration/Folk and Popular Culture/Language 3 & 4 & 5
28 MAR                     Religion/Exam # 1 Chapter 6                                           
04 APR                      Ethnicity/Political Geography/Development Chapter 7 & 8 & 9                                                         11 APR                      Agriculture/Industry/Services  Chapter 10 & 11 & 12
18 APR                      Urban Patterns/Exam # 2 Chapter 13
25 APR                      Resource Issues /Portfolio Briefs Chapter 14
02 MAY                    Portfolio Briefs / Review/FINAL EXAM                    
 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.

  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Written work clearly and effectively integrates the concepts identified in all of the core learning outcomes Written work appropriately integrates the concepts identified in at least 3 of the core learning outcomes Written work demonstrates minimal evidence of integrating the concepts identified in at least 3 of the core learning outcomes; or only integrates concepts from 1-2 core learning outcomes Written work does not indicate an integration of concepts from any of the core learning outcomes 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Written work provides clear, accurate, and relevant analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by all of the assignments in the portfolio Written work generally provides clear, accurate, and relevant analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by all of the assignments in the portfolio; or written work does not provide analysis for one of the assignments in the portfolio Written work provides vague or superficial analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by the assignments in the portfolio; or written work does not provide analysis for 2-3 of the assignments in the portfolio Written work does not provide analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by the assignments in the portfolio 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Written work provides clear and effective discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio Written work generally provides clear and effective discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio, although discussion may be vague or incomplete for 1 of the assignments Written work provides vague or superficial discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio; or discussion is not included for 2-3 of the assignments Written work does not provide any discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Multiple examples of terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used appropriately throughout the written work A variety of terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used throughout the written work, however 1-2 may be incorrectly used Only a few terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used in the written work; or 3-5 of the terms are incorrectly used Written work does not include the use of any relevant terms discussed in the course or related to the core learning outcomes; or all of the terms used are incorrectly applied 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Written work demonstrates a clear and thorough understanding of the major geographic concepts relevant to each assignment within the portfolio and the core learning outcomes Written work generally demonstrates a clear and thorough understanding of the major geographic concepts relevant to each assignment within the portfolio and the core learning outcomes, however it may be obvious that 1-2 of the concepts are not entirely understood Written work contains evidence that 3-5 of the major geographic concepts relevant to each assignment within the portfolio or the core learning outcomes are not entirely understood There is no evidence presented that indicates an understanding of any of the major geographic concepts relevant to each assignment or the core learning outcomes 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
All assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes All but one of the assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes 2-3 of the assignments within the portfolio fail to demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes None of the assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear or appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
All of the assignments within the portfolio are professionally presented and are entirely free of spelling or grammatical errors The assignments within the portfolio are professionally presented but they may contain a minimal amount of spelling or grammatical errors (less than 5) The portfolio, in general, is lacking in professionalism in its style and manner of presentation; or the written work contains several spelling or grammatical errors (5-10) The portfolio is entirely lacking in professionalism in its style and manner of presentation; or the written work contains numerous spelling or grammatical errors (over 10) 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
All written work within the portfolio is entirely error-free in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains only 1-2 errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains 3-4 errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains numerous errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation 

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