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Unformatted text preview: Geography 211 Topic 00 Course Introduc>on Who are your instructors? • Dr. Darren Sjogren (1st half) • Dr. Maria Strack (2nd half) • Sarah SkeH (TA) How to contact me? • Dr. Darren Sjogren – Oﬃce: ES 406 – Oﬃce hours: MWF 10‐10:50 am or by appointment – Ph: 403.220.2575 (only in emergencies, please) – Email: email through BlackBoard Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 1 BlackBoard hHps://blackboard.ucalgary.ca Evalua>on Tools Grading Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 2 Lecture exams (Midterm) • Short answer ques>ons • Mul>ple choice ques>ons • You will be expected to draw diagrams and explain • All textbook readings are testable Laboratory Format • 8 of the labs are not handed in but are examined in a lab exam • 1 lab is a short essay that will be graded Laboratory exams • 2 exams – One worth 12% – Second worth 18% • Mul>ple formats of ques>ons • Exams will take place during lab periods Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 3 No Fieldtrip • You will be reimbursed the supplemental fees • This may take several weeks Required textbook • Textbook readings are testable and indicated on the Course Schedule (see BlackBoard) Recommended Textbook • Good idea to buy this one because many courses in Geography will use it as a wri>ng guide. Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 4 How to excel in this course • Show up to lecture ready to engage – You can’t focus if you are emailing, tex>ng, “facebooking ”, watching movies/videos or sleeping • Take notes on informa>on presented in lecture – the slides cons>tute only a por>on of the informa>on you are expected to understand – The text is a supplement not a replacement • AHend labs, complete exercises and ask your instructors ques>ons – Do not leave this un>l the day before the exams Plagiarism • My policy is 1 strike and you are out. It isn’t worth it. • Read and understand the University of Calgary’s deﬁni>on. It is your responsibility. • Also read the syllabus posted on BlackBoard. Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 5 Sjogren Strack Geography 211 (Fall2009) 9/9/09 6 ...
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