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GGH 110 Cultural Geography
Ralph, Amy B.


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

S2GG 2011 MI

Faculty

Ralph, Amy B.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BA University of Denver, 1996
MA Western Kentucky University, 2001
Secondary Social Studies Education, Brescia University, 2006

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

Before or After Class

Daytime Phone

701-720-0212

E-Mail

amy.ralph@park.edu

abssweetie2001@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 14-May 8, 2011

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Cultural Landscape (Custome Package)
Author:  Rubenstein
ISBM: 978-0-558-93227-5
Publisher:  Pearson Custom

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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:

The educational philosophy for this class is one where students discover aspects of cultural geography from interacting with each other on the material in addition to their texts, lectures, multi-medias, exams, and research presentations.  The instructor will engage each student to think critically and creatively about the ideas, issues, and content of cultural geography.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and evaluate the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural regions.
    MoSTEP
    1.1 General Studies for the Preparation of Education Professionals (Initial)
    1.1.2 The general studies incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives.
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs
     

    ·        NMSA/NCATE Standards: Knowledge—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, 5.8, 6.2, 6.3, 6.9, 7.2; Performance—1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.8, 6.3, 6.6, and 7.1.

    ·        NAEYC Standards: 4c.

    ·        ACEI Standard: 2.4

    ·        NCSS Standards: 1.3.2., 1.3.4., 2.2.5., 2.2.11., 2.2.12., and 2.2.16.

    ·        NCGE Standards: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, and 17.

    Assessment
    Assessment Artifacts for MoSTEP Portfolio: Lesson/Demonstration, Field Experience Report, Report/Observation Paper.
  • Define and evaluate the concepts of diversity and globalization and analyze their dynamic tension.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.1.2 The general studies incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives.
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs
     

    ·        NMSA/NCATE Standards: Knowledge—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, 5.8, 6.2, 6.3, 6.9, 7.2; Performance—1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.8, 6.3, 6.6, and 7.1.

    ·        NAEYC Standards: 4c.

    ·        ACEI Standard: 2.4

    ·        NCSS Standards: 1.3.5., 1.3.7., 1.9.1., 1.9.2., 1.9.5., 1.9.7., 2.2.2., 2.2.3., 2.2.10., 2.2.13., and 2.2.17.

    ·        NCGE Standards: 10, 11, 13, and 18.

    Assessment
    Assessment Artifacts for MoSTEP Portfolio: Lesson/Demonstration, Field Experience Report, Report/Observation Paper.
  • Identify, locate, and describe the physical and human characteristics of places.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.1.2 The general studies incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives.
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs
     

    ·        NMSA/NCATE Standards: Knowledge—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, 5.8, 6.2, 6.3, 6.9, 7.2; Performance—1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.8, 6.3, 6.6, and 7.1.

    ·        NAEYC Standards: 4c.

    ·        ACEI Standard: 2.4

    ·        NCSS Standards: 1.3.1., 2.2.1., 2.2.4., 2.2.6., and 2.2.7.

    ·        NCGE Standards: 1, 3, and 7.

    Assessment
    Assessment Artifacts for MoSTEP Portfolio: Lesson/Demonstration, Field Experience Report, Report/Observation Paper.
  • Explain and analyze how physical systems affect human systems, and vice versa.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.1.2 The general studies incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives.
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs

    ·        NAEYC Standards: 4c.

    ·        ACEI Standard: 2.4

    ·        NCSS Standards: 1.3.3., 1.3.6., 1.3.8., 1.9.4., 1.9.8., 2.2.8., 2.2.9., 2.2.14., 2.2.15., and 2.2.18.

    ·        NCGE Standards: 4, 6, 8, 14, and 15.

    Assessment
    Assessment Artifacts for MoSTEP Portfolio: Lesson/Demonstration, Field Experience Report, Report/Observation Paper.

     



    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 (5% of your course grade): consists of items including but not limited to unexcused absences, unexcused tardies or leaving early, participation in discussions, and journal reflections. Students engagement in topics discussed in class or in the text will be seen by their participation in class discussions and their journals.

    In-Class Projects and Homework Assignments(5% of your course grade): consists of small group discussions and in-class journaling.

    Quizzes (25% of your course grade): over the assigned readings

    Exams: consist of multiple choice, map location questions, and short answer/essay questions. Testing materials will consist of the material from the text as well as additional material from lectures. NOTE: If you miss a class, please get the class information from a fellow student. Reminder: class lectures only supplement, highlight, cause discussion, and further explanations of assigned readings-not to reiterate or replace the readings. 
       1.) Two Chapter Exams (15% each of your course grade)
       2.) Final Exam (20% of your course grade)
    Research Paper/Presentation (15% of your course grade): refer to handout given later in term
    Note:  PLEASE DISREGARD THE ABOVE "CORE ASSESSMENT" INFORMATION.  THE CORE ASSESSMENT FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE THE FINAL EXAM AND IS THEREFORE WORTH 20% OF YOUR COURSE GRADE.

     

     

    Quality of Materials: 

    Mechanics is not weighed heavily unless it is obvious. Therefore, student writings are expected to be professional and of college quality at the minimum.

    Grading Will Include:

    1)      How much students learned and can apply in class (participation, journaling, and in-class projects).

    2)      How much students learned and can apply from the course (text and exams).

    3)      How much students learned and can apply from the research (paper/presentation).

    Grading:
     

    Grading:

    100-90             A

    89-80               B

    79-70               C

    69-60               D

    59 and below   F

    Late Submission of Course Materials:
    Class assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated on the syllabus and can be emailed. Extensions are granted with sufficient cause and advanced notice. 

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
     

    1)      Class participation is considered an essential part of the learning process. Students are expected to participate in class and are accountable for all assignments outside of class. 

    2)      The instructor is required to submit attendance for each class period and the Park University attendance policy will be strictly followed.

    3)      The class will be an educational forum for informal discussions and it is expected that students act accordingly. Students are to treat fellow students and the instructor with respect and open-mindedness. Students being disrespectful or disrupting the learning of others will be addressed and removed as necessary.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
     

    Week One                                                                            

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    • Introduction and Syllabus
    • Chapter1: Thinking Geographically
    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
    • Chapter2: Population
    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Two

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    • Quiz: Chapters 1 and 2

    Chapter 3: Migration

    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
    • Chapter 4: Folk and Popular Culture
    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Three

     Monday, March 28, 2011

    Quiz: Chapters 3 and 4

    Chapter 5: Language

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Chapter 6: Religion

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Four

    Monday, April 4, 2011

    • Chapters Test: 1-6
    • Chapter 7: Ethnicity
    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
    • Chapter 8: Political Geography

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Five

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    • Quiz: Chapters 7 and 8
    • Chapter 9: Development
    • Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
    • Chapter 10: Agriculture

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Six

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Quiz: Chapters 9 and 10

    Chapter 11: Industry

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Chapter 12: Services

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Week Seven

    Monday, April 25, 2011

     

    Chapters Test: 7-12

    Chapter 13: Urban Patterns

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

    Chapter 14: Resource Issues

    Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity

                        

    Week Eight

    Monday, May 2, 2011

    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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