Updated for SPRING 2014
10:50 am | 1:40 pm (both sections meet in Social Sciences Hall 405)
Beginning the third week of the semester, there will be a short (20-30 minute) quiz at the beginning of each class. Each quiz will be based on material covered during the previous lecture, including related assigned readings, basic ideas covered in student presentations, and extra material such as movies or audio clips presented during class. Each quiz will also have a “map labeling” component; I will assign specific world regions for each quiz, and these will be listed at the top of each topic page. Certain ideas central to an understanding of geography may appear on more than one quiz. I will drop your lowest quiz grade. Important: quizzes will begin promptly at the start of class time; you will not get extra time if you are late. I will begin the day's lecture when everyone in class has handed in their quizzes, so if you come in late you may miss the quiz entirely. There is no final exam in this course.
There will be approximately 8–10 graded assignments throughout the semester; some will be completed in class and others will be assigned for out-of-class work. The specific requirements for each assignment will be announced in class. Details about assignments will appear on the Assignments page of this website (which always has a dedicated link at the top of the page). I will drop your lowest assignment grade.
Every week after the quiz, 4 students will discuss maps they have found in a reputable news source. I will project each map on the screen while you tell the class where it comes from, what type of map it is, and what it means. Sign-ups for presentation slots will begin on Week 2. Complete details, along with a schedule and links to student maps, are provided at the "Map Presentations" page of this website (which always has a dedicated link at the top of the page).
Any opportunities for Extra Credit will be at the whim of the instructor and will be offered to all students on an equal basis (i.e., I will not give chances for Extra Credit based on individual grades, situations, or pleas).