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Geography: GEOG 1303 - Brooks

Syllabus for Geography 1303 - Brooks

Geography - GEOG 1303  Sec I01 (40021) - World Regional Geography


College Year: 2015-2016 Professor's Name: Robert Brooks
Semester: Summer II Office Location: J-116
TJC Email Address: Phone Contact: 903-510-2455
Meeting Location/Time: Internet

Course Description:

Study of major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define and explain the geographic concept of “region.”
  2. Locate significant geographic features of regions of the world and describe their cultural, economic, political, and physical characteristics.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of each region’s role in a globalizing world.
  4. Apply geographic concepts to understanding current events, conflicts, and issues in a regional context.

General Education Competencies:

This course is not part of the General Education Core Curriculum

SCANS Competencies in this course:

SCANS does not apply to this course.

General Description of the Subject Matter of Lectures or Discussions by Week:

  • Week 1
  • Read Introduction to Geography
  • Read the Orientation Documents under “Start Here”
  • Read and sign “Policies Contract”
  • Quiz One for Introduction
  • Read chapter one Europe
  • Quiz Two for chapter one
  • Read Chapter Two Russia
  • Quiz three for Chapter Two (Omit Chapter Three)
  • Week 2
  • Exam One
  • Read Chapter Four Middle America
  • Quiz Four for Chapter Four
  • Read Chapter Five South America
  • Quiz Five for Chapter Five
  • Read Chapter Six for Subsaharan Africa
  • Quiz six for Chapter Six
  • Week 3
  • Exam Two
  • Read Chapter Seven North Africa/Southwest Asia
  • Quiz seven for Chapter Seven
  • Read Chapter Eight South Asia
  • Quiz eight for Chapter Eight
  • Rear Chapter Nine East Asia
  • Quiz nine for Chapter Nine
  • Read Chapter Ten Southeast Asia
  • Bonus Quiz for Chapter Ten
  • Week 4
  • Exam Three
  • Mapping Assignment Due
  • Quizzes Close
  • Week 5
  • Final Exam
  • Adjustments may be required to the schedule if TJC is officially closed following policy guidelines.


Adjustments may be required to the schedule if TJC is officially closed following policy guidelines.


List of Textbook(s) and Required and Recommended Readings:

  • World Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts. 16th ed. by de Blij and Muller
  • ISBN #: 978-1-118-67395-9
  • The 13th edition of this text may also be used.

Technology Requirements:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Highspeed Internet access

Additional Materials and Supplies Required:

  • Goode's World Atlas. 20th ed. (or later) is recommended for map work.
  • Maps provided by professor.

Methods of Evaluation:

  • The student’s performance in the course will be evaluated with respect to performance in five categories: (1) examinations; (2) participation, (3) map assignments, and (4) signed policies contract.
  • There are four on-line examinations (tentative) which include a comprehensive final. Study guides for all exams are posted under Instructor Chapter Study Hints icon. THERE ARE NO MAKEUP EXAMS. Instead, the missed exam is replaced by the final exam grade. The final exam may also be used to replace the lowest grade of the first three exami if the final exam grade is higher. The final exam is mandatory ( unless otherwise directed by the instructor); it may not be dropped. See Policies Contract.
  • Weight of each evaluation:
  • Exam I 100 points
  • Exam II 100 points
  • Exam III 100 points
  • Map Assignment 100 points
  • Participation 100 points
  • Final Exam 100 points
  • Subtotal 600 points
  • Participation Points: Include Unit Quizzes and the on-time return of the signed Policies Contract. See Policies Contract.
  • To Make a certain letter grade which includes the final exam grade:
  • A 90% to 100% of total= 540 to 600 points
  • B 80% to 89% of total = 480 to 539 points
  • C 70% to 79% of total = 420 to 479 points
  • D 60% to 69% of total = 360 to 419 points
  • F Below 60% of total = Below 360 points
  • Revised 4/8/15


Expected Classroom Etiquette for Tyler Junior College

If you attend this class or a portion of this class on-campus then class etiquette dictates that you will:
1. Attend class each time the class meets.
2. Be on time for class and remain for the entire period. You are inconsiderate of your classmates if you arrive late and leave early.
3. Refrain from talking while the professor is lecturing. Idle chattering and giggling are disruptive to the class and disrespectful to your professor and your classmates.
4. Without prior approval from your professor, do not use cell-phones, computers, or any other electronic devices in class.
5. Be attentive and participate in class

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