GEOGRPH-101 - Physical Geography with Lab - Jeremy Patrich
|Course:||Physical Geography with Lab|
The College of the Canyons and I am excited that you chose this course, and I am looking forward to getting to know you during the semester. Whether this course is on-line, hybrid or in-person, we will have lots of interaction via the pre-recorded chapter summaries and YouTube lectures, discussion boards, weekly announcements, emails, in-person labs, and even social networking! Remember, that regardless of the semester length, it will be the same amount of content and work, in other words, this means that there are the same amount of assignments and reading in a 4-week course as there is in a 16-week course.
It is my goal for you to accomplish your academic goals, and I will provide you with a variety of resources including videos, podcasts, practice tests, study guides, and even extra credit to help you succeed. I aim to be very clear about deadlines, expectations, and course content. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions- and I look forward to sharing my course with you.
A spatial study of the Earth's dynamic physical systems and processes. Topics include Earth-sun geometry, weather, climate, water, landforms, soil, and biosphere. Emphasis is on the interrelationships among environmental and human systems and processes and their resulting patterns and distributions. Tools of geographic inquiry are also briefly covered; they may include: maps, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The laboratory portion of this course is designed to provide supplemental exercises in topics covered in the Physical Geography lecture. Lab experience will include map analysis and interpretation, weather prognostication, landform processes and evolution, tectonics, biogeography, and habitat analysis. Transfer: UC*, CSU IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)
What to Expect in this Course
This is a four unit course, lecture and lab combined, so time is of the essence. I teach using modules because I like seeing content and assignment chunked together. I have outlined below an average weeks' workload, so you may have a better idea as to what to expect workwise. I also like to unlock several modules at a time to provide students the opportunity to work ahead.
Physical Geography with Lab | Week 4 To-Do List (Please Complete All Work by Sunday)
- One module quiz
- One discussion board with at least two peer responses
- One module assignment (500-word written response)
- Two chapters of reading
- Two 25-minute lecture videos
- Lab 5- We will complete this in class
Types of Assessments
At the session’s end, you will be evaluated by your performance on the basis of two lecture exams, one lab exam, a series of assignments, reading quizzes, and other general activities. Each of these components will be graded separately, and your total grade for the course will be determined by a combined grade-point total: being weighed as indicated below.
- Lecture Exams: (20%) Exams will be open to written notes. There will be two (2) exams. Webcams are required for the exams.
- Assignments: (40%) Please complete all assigned assignments on time for credit. No partial credit is awarded, and no late work is accepted. Please take note of the Canvas Calendar to make sure you are on top of your assignments. You can always work ahead.
- Online Discussions: (20%) Please complete all assigned assignments on time for credit. No partial credit is awarded, and no late work is accepted. Please take note of the Canvas Calendar to make sure you are on top of your assignments. You can always work ahead, and also be sure to always follow up on your responses.
- Labs & Lab Exam: (20%) The labs will be submitted as a PDF to Canvas. If you need help, please watch the following video. There will be one lab exam, and it will be cumulative.
- A: 100%-89.6%
- B: 89.5%-79.6%
- C: 79.5%-69.6%
- D: 69.5%-59.6%
- F: 59.5-Below
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
This course is ZTC (Zero Text Cost), the free text & lab manual is integrated into the Canvas modules
Other Relevant Course Information
Waitlists: I will do my best to accommodate all students on the waitlist. I will provide permissions to those on the waitlist first, so keep an eye on your Canyons email account.
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 09/14/2022 Sub#: 1488