GGH 200 Geography of North America
FA 2011 HO
Fox, David P.
Assistant Professor of Geography
(PhD student, Geography, University of Kansas)MA Geography, University of MissouriBA Geography, University of Missouri
Parkville Campus - Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC) 004
--T-R-- 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, or by appointment
August 15 - December 9
10:00 - 10:50 AM (SC-005)
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This course is approved to fulfill one of your Social Science (SS) Multicultural General Education (MGE) requirements--or Liberal Education (LE) for new Park students. General/Liberal Education at Park University has been defined as, "education that develops an awareness of human potentials. It also develops proper attitudes for realizing such potentials through critical and informed judgments that foster concern for individual and social well-being. It develops a love for learning by encouraging activities that promote knowledge of the basic concepts, methodologies, and rewards of learning. It builds skills and competencies that help students acquire the distinctive outcomes defined in the university mission statement. These outcomes include open-mindedness, professionalism, and aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values literacy." Therefore, this course is designed to fulfill these guidelines and to address many of the following questions, which are expected of all GE/LE courses:
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Homework Assignment Portfolio – collection of 4 assignments, as well as a learning essay. Each assignment is related to each of the core learning outcomes.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assessments (assignments, exams, etc.) are expected to be fully completed and submitted by the announced due date and time. Any work completed and/or submitted after the announced deadline may not be accepted for grading. The instructor reserves the right to determine whether or not late work will be accepted and how much of a grade reduction penalty is appropriate depending upon the rationale for the student's lateness and whether or not he/she appropriately notified the instructor in advance of the deadline (or as soon as reasonably possible in the event of an emergency/unforeseen circumstance) with any appropriate documentation that may be requested by the instructor for verification purposes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: North America's Environmental Setting
Aug 29-Sep 2
Ch. 3: Historical Settlement of North America
Assignment #1 - Sep 7
Ch. 5: The Atlantic Periphery
Exam #1 - Sep 12
Ch. 6: Quebec
Ch. 7: Megalopolis
Ch. 8: The Great Lakes and Corn Belt
Assignment #2 - Oct 7
No classes (FALL BREAK)
Ch. 9: The Inland South
Exam #2 - Oct 21
Ch. 10: The Coastal South
Oct 31-Nov 4
Ch. 11: The Great Plains; Ch. 12: The Rocky Mountains
Ch. 14: MexAmerica; Ch. 15: California
Exam #3 - Nov 14
Ch. 16: The Pacific Northwest; Ch. 17: Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands
No class Nov 25 (Thanksgiving)
Nov 28-Dec 2
Ch. 18: The Far North; Review
Assignment #3 - Nov 28
Monday, 10:15 - 12:15
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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Last Updated:8/1/2011 1:22:33 AM