GGH323 Urban Geography

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GGH 323 Urban Geography


F2J 2012 PV


Gilbreath, Aaron H.


Adjunct Faculty


Ph. D. Geography - University of Kansas
M.A. American Studies - University of Kansas


Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours



By Paul L. Knox & Linda McCarthy
ISBN: 0131424505

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Course Description:
GGH323 Urban Geography: The course is an in depth study of the concepts of the physical characteristics of cities and the current and future problems urbanization presents humans on a global scale. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Class Assessment:

Attendance/Participation: 20%

Weekly Quizzes: (5 x 3%) 15%

Mid Term: 15%

Final: 25%

City Bibliography: 25%


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will lose 25% of its value.  No work will be accepted later than one week after its due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Chapter Topic
1 1, 2 Introduction
2 3, 4 The United States                                       Quiz 1
3 5, 6, 7 Development                                             Quiz 2
4 Midterm
5 8, 9, 10 Urbanization and Neighbrohood Formations  Quiz 3
6 11, 12 Planning                                                    Quiz 4
7 13, 14, 15 Urban Design and Problems                         Quiz 5
8 Final Exam Bibliography projects due

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 ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
We have only 8 class sessions with which to cover an entire sub discipline of Geography.  Lecture will cover far more than what is in the textbook, and you will be expected to use information from lecture on the mid-term and final.

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