Geog 696C, Physical
Geography Seminar, Spring 2008
Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30pm, Harvill 303
Credit: 3 units
Instructor: Andrew Comrie (firstname.lastname@example.org) 621-3512
Office Hours: by appointment
Schedule, Readings & Assignments (restricted)
Readings & Review Assignments: Students are expected to pay detailed, close and critical attention to readings and assignments. For each class meeting, students will read the assigned material and bring to class brief one-page summary and critique notes in response to the readings and discussion questions. These will form the basis of in-class discussion each week. For most weekly topics, I will supply several key references that the whole class will read. Each student is expected to obtain and read additional articles where appropriate and synthesize all the relevant information into the their own weekly review and in the class discussion.
Term Papers: Students are required to submit a term paper on a topic pertinent to the class. Arange of formats are permissible, but all will involve some kind of disease/climate analysis; possible examples include a single large research paper, several smaller analysis 'sandwiched' together, or another approved format. Instructor approval of topic, content, format etc. is required. Term papers should be approximately 20 pages, typed, double-spaced, in 11 or 12 pt font, due on or before the last class meeting. Students will present their term paper projects in class near the end of semester.
Grades: 30% on participation, reading responses and assignments; 70% on the term paper.
Policies: Work submitted late may be subject to penalties. Absence/attendance, withdrawal, honesty and other policies as per the UA General Catalog.
The outline for the class is provided in the weekly schedule link above. Specific details, weekly announcements, updates, etc. beyond those listed will be distributed in class or via email.