Instructor: Dave Howell
Office Hours: M 8-9, T 8:30-9 &12-1, W 8:30-9, TH 8:30-9 & 12:30-1:30, F 8:30-9
Telephone: 730-3882



Description: A general background to cultural geography including topics such as cultural origins, populatin, migration, multicultural issues, ethnic diversity, religion, language, economic systems, resources, environmental issues, and map interpretations. An emphasis is placed on examening man-land relationships, and encouraging cultural understanding (for more specifics, see course outline in division office). This class is presented in a lecture-discussion format.

Required Text: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography by Rubenstein

Optional Text: Hammond Comparative World Atlas

Exams: Three exams will be given, each worth 100 points. Exam questions consist of multiple choice, true-false, matching, short answer, and essays. All exam dates will be announced at least one week in advance.

Quizzes: Four map quizzes will be given each worth 50 points.

Activities: There may be in-class activities, each worth several points.

Extra Credit: A few in-class activities will provide an opportunity for extra credit points.

Make-ups: Students will be allowed to make up one map quiz or one exam if they are unable to attend class on a test date. All make-ups will be given during a designated time period the week before finals. Extra-credit and in-class activities cannot be made up.

Attendance: Class attendance is part of your grade. If you miss fewer than three classes, you will receive 20 points. Four to six absences earns you 10 points. If you miss more than six classes, you will receive 0 attendance points. Being late to class is the same as an absence. This is not extra credit.

Drop Policy: If you wish to withdraw from the class (I HOPE YOU WILL NOT!), the burden rests with you to take the proper steps.


Grading: Grades are determined by total points accumulated throughout the semester and will be based on the following percentage system:

90 - 100% A

80 - 89% B

66 - 79% C

55 - 65% D

0 - 54% F


I reserve the right to raise your grade a few points at the end of the semester based on factors such as attendance, participation, and effort.

Miscellaneous: Please come to class on time and do not bring children. Cheating or plagiarism will be dealt with according to the Student Code of Contact which icludes consequences ranging from reprimand to expulsion.


Last Updated: 3/14/2012 1:27 PM