TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIALS
- Human Geography in Action, fourth edition, by Kuby, Harner, and Gober (John Wiley and Sons, 2007). Textbooks can be bought at the Harper College bookstore (L building) or online at: http://www.harperstore.com
- Online Religion and Language chapter of Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 10th edition by Fellmann, Gettis, and Gettis available for purchase online at:
- Instructions on how to purchase this online chapter will be posted soon.
- eight 10"x13" manilla envelopes
- eight 9"x12" manilla envelopes
- eight Harper address labels self-addressed with YOUR address
(These will be provided to students at the on-campus orientation or mailed to them with their first assignment.)
- other materials may be required in for the individual chapter activities
HOW TO DO THE COMPUTERIZED CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
We will follow the textbook closely, although we will not do all of the activities. The "-ASSIGNMENTS (BEGIN HERE)" link on Blackboard will be used to assist you as you work through the textbook activities and inform you of which activities we will be doing and which we will omit. I will attempt to keep additional information to a minimum.
Please read the "Preface For The Student" in the textbook (pp. xix-xxiv).
The final grade for the class will be awarded according to the following point system:
Each chapter of the textbook is divided into three parts:
- a brief introduction to the topic (5-10 pages),
- an introduction to the activities, and
- activity worksheets
IMPORTANT: Before beginning the chapter activities click on the "-ASSIGNMENTS (BEGIN HERE)" link on Blackboard for instructions, changes, extra activities, and helpful hints.
Students will complete the assigned worksheets (see course outline below), STAPLE them together, and mail them in a10 inch by 13 inch (10"x13") manilla envelope to the instructor at this address:Mark Healy
3718 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
- BEFORE doing any of the assignments FIRST go to the "-ASSIGNMENTS (BEGIN HERE)" link on Blackboard. This is very important since you may be assigned and graded on extra activities that are not in the textbook, but are listed at this website.
This is where you will find:
- the exact activities to do,
- additional activities to do, and
- hints on doing the activities
- BEFORE MAILING THE ASSIGNMENTS, PLEASE STAPLE THE PAGES TOGETHER
- You should keep a copy of the completed activities - just in case . . . . .
Include the following in your 10"x13" envelope:
- all materials listed under "Items To Hand In" for each chapter. You will take the appropriate pages out of your textbook . See: "-ASSIGNMENTS (BEGIN HERE)" link on Blackboard
- a 9"x12" manilla envelope, self-addressed on a Harper address label (address labels will be distributed at the on-campus orientation or sent to students with their first assignment).
- NOTE: the Harper address label, with YOUR address, goes on the 9"x12" manilla envelope. This envelope is then put inside the 10"x13" envelope and mailed to your instructor
All exams will be taken on the Harper campus in the Assessment Center, Student and Administration Center, room A-148, phone 847-925-6541 [see: Assessment Center hours]. Exams must be taken during the week noted on the class schedule.
NOTE: The Testing Center is only open Mondays through Thursdays, (8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) during the summer semester.
Exam will be based on material discussed in the chapter introductions, the activity introductions, and on the chapter activities themselves. There are review questions to help you prepare for the exams at the REVIEW link on blackboard. Be sure to do these and use the Blackboard discussion Board if you have questions.
Activities:Activities must be mailed to the instructor and POSTMARKED by the dates below. This is very important. Grades on activities will be reduced 10% for each day it is late. If it is more than 5 days late you will receive a zero. Late dates will be based on the postmarked date, weekends and holidays will not be counted.
You should therefore plan on finishing the activities EARLY. Do not wait until the last minute! You may have questions or need help and e-mail or phone calls can take more time than you think.
Exams:Exams will be taken at the Harper Testing Center and they must be completed by the dates below. NOTE: In the summer the Testing Center is only open Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Students will be allowed to take an exam at a later time other the scheduled week only IF:
1. the instructor is notified BEFORE the week the exam is scheduled AND
2. the student has a very good reason.
Before doing any assignment, FIRST go the the web page for the individual chapter using the "-ASSIGNMENTS (BEGIN HERE)" link on Blackboard.
Any assignments/chapter activities that must be mailed need to be postmarked by the dates listed below:
- Chapter 1 - Maps - Due Monday, June 2
- Chapter 2 - Regions - Due Thursday, June 5
- Chapter 3 - AIDS Diffusion - Due Thursday, June 5
- Chapter 4 - Gravity Model, Diffusion -Due Thursday, June 12
- Religion and Language Online Book - Reading only - no activities
- Chapter 10 - Urban Landscapes - Reading only - no activities
- Exam 1 - Take exam 1 by Wednesday, June 18.
- Chapter 5 - Population Growth - Due Thursday, June 26
- Chapter 7 - Measures of Development - Due Thursday, July 3
- Chapter 13 - Political Geography - Due Thursday, July 3
- Last day for withdrawals: Thursday, July 3
- Chapter 6 - Economic Geography - Reading only - no activities, but be able to do: 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, and activity 2
- Chapter 8 - Agriculture - Due Thursday, July 10
- Chapter 9 - Urban Hierarchy - Reading only - no activities
- Exam 2 - Take exam 2 by Wednesday, July 16.
NOTE: This outline/schedule may be changed! All changes will be posted on this web pages and announced via e-mail.