GGH 140 Economic Geography
SP 2012 HO
Fox, David P.
Assistant Professor of Geography
(PhD candidate [ABD], Geography, University of Kansas)MA, Geography, University of Missouri (2001)BA, Geography, University of Missouri (1993)
Parkville Campus, Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC), Room 004
-MTWR-- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Jan. 16 - May 13
9:00 - 9:50 AM
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This course is approved to fulfill one of your Social Science (SS) Liberal Education (LE) requirements for 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 LE/GE courses:
Does the course identify basic vocabularies of its discipline?
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5.2 understands the difference between wants and needs, and can create opportunities for elementary learners to develop such an understanding
5.3 understands the why and how one may compare personal economic experiences with those of others and consider the wider consequences of those decisions on groups, communities, the nation, and beyond
5.4 understands the roles governments play in economic systems (production of public goods, taxation, regulations, etc.) and their impacts on economic systems
6.1 understands geographic representations, tools, and resources (maps, atlases, aerial photographs, globes, etc.), their application and use
6.2 understands locales, regions, nations, and the world relative to place, location, direction, size, and shape
6.3 understands the interaction between physical geography and culture, history, politics, and economics
6.4 understands the relationships between human systems and the environment and can use learners’ immediate personal experiences to have them reflect upon elements in their environment and how we use and think about the physical and built environment.
6.5 recognizes and understands how individuals and groups are affected by events on a global scale, and can build on learners’ first-hand experiences and those presented to them through the media to help them to understand this interaction
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
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. Typically a 10-20% grade reduction penalty may be assessed for late work that is submitted within 1-2 weeks of the announced deadline, and only half credit (i.e., a 50% grade reduction penalty) is allowed for assignments over 2 weeks late.
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Contribute to an atmosphere conducive to learning. Phones or other electronic devices must be either turned to the silent mode (vibrate only) or OFF in the classroom. If you do receive notice of an emergency call (other than during an exam), quietly leave the classroom. Talking on a phone during class is prohibited. During an exam, ALL phones and electronic devices must be turned OFF and put completely away. ANY use of such equipment during an exam will result in a ZERO for the assessment.
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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 may receive a zero (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.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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