GGH 310 Geography of Terrorism
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
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11:00 - 11:50 AM (SC-005)
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"Education must, then, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them." -- Jerome S. Bruner
"Education is the art of making [humans] ethical." -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My educational philosophy is to encourage student engagement by using a variety of learning opportunities. Readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, internet resources, videos, writings, group activities, field work, mapping, Socratic seminars, quizzes, and examinations are common activities that may be utilized. My goal is to create a positive, interactive, challenging, engaging, lively, and even potentially confusing (believe it or not) classroom environment. But my success in doing so is largely dependent upon you. Your willingness to engage in all learning opportunities, think critically, ask questions, and share your knowledge and perspectives is ultimately what will make this a meaningful course.
We will be exploring the issue of terrorism through the lens of geography. In order to do so, it will be necessary to help you develop a much broader and deeper understanding of this often over-simplified discipline. Contrary to common misperceptions, Geography as an academic pursuit is not about memorizing locations on a map or regurgitating endless lists of trivia about places. While knowing such "facts" may be a part of geographic literacy, it is NOT the ultimate goal of the discipline--far from it! Thus, we will examine many of the core concepts of this highly interdisciplinary field of study and its numerous contributions and applications to helping us explain, understand, cope with, and hopefully solve many of our world's most pressing issues.
Finally, you should also be aware that this course is designated as a Multicultural Liberal Learnings (MLL) course. Please read the following webpage to better understand and appreciate the nature of MLL courses at Park: http://www.park.edu/facultymanual/MLL-GE_Courses.htm. This course has been designed to help you develop knowledge and skills needed to achieve the university's General Education literacies. Furthermore, as required by the LL program, this course requires completion of at least one major paper and includes multicultural or global dimensions.
Jerome S. Bruner
Instructor Learning Outcomes
% OF GRADE
Discussions (8 @ 2.5% each)
Assignments (2 @ 7.5% each)
Exams (3 @ 15% each)
Paper/Core Assessment (1 @ 20%)
The course grade is determined by weighting the number of points earned for each assessment based on the above percentages. Final grades will be based on the following percentage cutoffs:
100-90% = A
89-80% = B
79-70% = C
69-60% = D
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Students will receive a ZERO (i.e., NO CREDIT) for any assignment that has violated the Academic Honesty and Plagiarism policies in any way. In addition, the student may be reported to the Dean for any additional disciplinary action that is deemed appropriate by the university.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93ANY INSTANCE OF PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN A ZERO (NO CREDIT) FOR THE ASSIGNMENT ON WHICH IT OCCURS. IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU MAY BE COMMITTING PLAGIARISM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ASK THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE SUBMITTING THE WORK FOR GRADING.
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