GGH 200 Geography of North America
F2GG 2012 MI
Ralph, Amy B.
B.A. University of Denver, 1996M.A. Western Kentucky University, 2001Secondary Social Studies Education, Brescia University, 2006; MSM Minot State University, 2011
Before or After Class
October 22-December 16, 2012
4:45 - 10:10 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: An inexpensive atlas can be helpful.
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Educational Philosophy: The educational philosophy for this class is one where students discover aspects of geography from interacting with each other on the material in addition to their texts, lectures, multi-medias, exams, and in-class projects. The instructor will engage each student to think critically and creatively about the ideas, issues, and content of North American Geography.
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:
Class assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated on the syllabus and can be emailed. Extensions are granted with sufficient cause and advanced notice.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Thursday, October 25nd, 2012
· Introduction and Syllabus
· Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
· Chapter1: Introduction
· Chapter2: North America’s Environmental Setting
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Lecture, Group Discussion, Class Activity
· Chapter 3: Historical Settlement of North America
· Chapter 4: North American Political Economy
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
· Quiz: Chapters 3 and 4
· Chapter 5: The Atlantic Periphery
· Chapter 6: Quebec
· Chapter 7: Megalopolis
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
· Chapter 8: The Great Lakes and Corn Belt
· Chapter 9: The Inland South
· Chapter 10: The Coastal South
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
· Chapter 11: The Great Plains
· Chapter 12: The Rocky Mountains
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
· Quiz: Chapters 11 and 12
· Chapter 13: Intermontane West
· Chapter 14: MexAmerica
· Chapter 15: California
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
· Chapters Test: 8-15
· Chapter 16: The Pacific Northwest
· Chapter 17: Hawai’I and the Pacific Islands
· Chapter 18: The Far North
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
· Final Exam
· Chapter 19: The Future of North America
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Last Updated:10/15/2012 5:46:08 AM