GGH 202 Geography of Latin America
SP 2012 HOZ
Contes, Carla Alonso
M.A., Michigan Technological UniversityB.A., University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus
BOOK IS REQUIRED
Latin America: Regions and People by Robert B. Kent
PUB. DATE: February 2006
PUBLISHER: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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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:
Assessment will consist on homework assignments, in class discussions, a class project, 3 exams, and a final exam.
Three exams 300
Final exam 100
Weekly Discussion 160
Class Project 100
Total (No extra credit) 860
will be given during class hours.
course will use the traditional scale of 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due in the class room at the beginning of class. Late assignments will have 10 points of the total point deducted for each workday day pass the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is mandatory, arrive early. Do NOT show up late to class. On
exam date you must be early. A exam reposition will NOT be given. If you will be
for class or an exam absent you must let me know a least two weeks in advanced
and remind me. Students are responsible for the material missed class. Come to
me if you need help with class material.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
America as a Culture Region
Latin America to 1820
Mesa Central of Mexico
Cities and Urban Development
population Change and Race
Central Valley of Chile
Central American Highlands
and People since Conquest
Atlantic Coastal Plain
Cities and Urban Patterns
southern Brazzilian Highlands
American Development in Perspective
America and the World Economy
Latin American Diaspora
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