GEOGRPH-102 - Human Geography - Jeremy Patrich
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, 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.
Analyzes the spatial distribution and interaction of human patterns such as population, language, religion, economics, migration, ethnicity, urban and political systems, agriculture, development, and human environment interactions.
Essentially, this course examines people, culture, music, politics, religion, and everything in-between.
What to Expect in this Course
This is a three 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.
Human Geography | Week 4 To-Do List (Please Complete All Work by Sunday)
- One 5-question module quiz
- One discussion board with at least two peer responses
- One module assignment (500-word written response)
- One chapter of reading
- Three 15-minute lecture videos
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: (45%) 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.
- Term Paper: (15%) Details for this assignment can be found in the first module of the course.
- 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 and is integrated into the Canvas modules, or can be accessed here:
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.
Welcome Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJBPiz_KPx4
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 09/14/2022 Sub#: 1487