GGH 140 Economic Geography
F2T 2012 DL
Faith, Karen S.
Adjunct Faculty, Geography
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration--University of ArizonaMaster of Arts, Geography--Arizona State University
M-F, 8-5 Arizona time
October 22, 2012 to December 16, 2012
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is to further the student learning process through individual attention focusing on the different abilities and learning styles of each learner. An atmosphere of openness and acceptance of student's ideas and opinions is created in the classroom with attention to the writing and articulation of ideas through lectures, quizzes, dialogues, discussions and examinations. The facilitator will engage each learner in lively exploration of ideas, issues and real-world examples and possibilities in geographic thought.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
There are three (3) quizzes, each worth 10 points. These will take place at the end of the 2nd, 4th and 6th week.
There will be a research assignment which must be completed and submitted by the end of week seven. Full instructions and details about the research paper will be posted on the class site.
There will be a small writing assignment for week 8. This contains two steps, an online quiz and a short discussion thread. See the ecofoot assignment description under week 8 for more info.
Final Exam: The Final exam will be cumulative. You must arrange with a testing center or proctor in order to take the final. Make sure you arrange this and get it approved by the instructor as soon as possible.
5 pts each
40 total pts
10 pts each
30 total pts
50 total pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized 10% per day. Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The following rules of conduct always apply:
1) Demonstrate respect for yourself, your classmates, and your instructor.
2) Be honest with yourself and others.
3) Keep your sense of humor.
4) Participate in discussions and activities, and invite others to participate as well.
5) Respect the ideas and opinions of other, even when you do not agree.
6) Never, never plagiarize
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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 95
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Last Updated:10/5/2012 12:26:19 PM