Geography 1112 Syllabus Fall 2010 w97

Geography 1112 Syllabus Fall 2010 w97 - Geography 1112...

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Geography 1112: Weather and Climate Fall 2010 Class Policies and Procedures (Draft - subject to change ) Professor: Dr. Leslie Edwards Email: [email protected] Office : 341 Sparks Hall Phone : 404-413-5778 Office Hours : TTh 2:30-4:30, MW 4:30-5:00 and by appointment Department: Geosciences 404-413-5750 Required text : Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 7 th edition or Georgia State University Edition, by Robert W. Christopherson, and published by Pearson Prentice Hall Required laboratory manual : materials will be provided in lab. Purpose : to introduce you to the terminology, processes, and some of the social issues involved in weather and climate at both global and local scales. Weather and climate are major factors in our lives. They influence our daily lives, and climate change is an issue of international importance. Hurricane Katrina forever changed the city of New Orleans, and we have accommodated refugees from Katrina here in Atlanta. Drought has affected our water supplies. The city’s air pollution affects those with asthma. The signs of the tornado that struck Atlanta are still visible. Wind and solar energy will become increasingly important. This course will help you better understand the science behind these phenomena. Grading System: Attendance/Participation : 10% . Determined through random attendance throughout the semester and extra credit project. There will be 2 extra credit attendance days. A doctor’s excuse, professor’s excuse, etc. will not be accepted when you miss a class or class exercise. This is a participation grade; if you are not present for whatever reason, you have not participated. However, the extra credit opportunity means that even if an emergency occurs and you cannot attend on a day that attendance is taken, you can still do well on this part of the grade.
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