Course policies are subject to change to meet departmental guidelines and for consistency across GEH 101/GEH 501 sections.

  • If you have special needs that require additional accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact me as soon as possible and I will do everything in my power to ensure your needs are being attended to.
  • Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive on time and prepared to discuss the assigned readings, and remain until the class is dismissed. Because it is a long class, there will generally be a short break in the middle of class.
  • Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional use of ideas, facts, opinions, graphics, data, or other materials produced by another student or professional, without giving proper credit. Plagiarism, including copying from the Internet, published works, purchased essays, etc. without proper attribution, is a serious breach of academic integrity and will result in disciplinary actions.
  • Students are to complete individual assignments independently of one another. Copying, in whole or part, is considered plagiarism and will result in disciplinary actions for both the student who copied and for the student whose work was copied.
  • Unless otherwise specified, written assignments must be submitted electronically via email as Rich text (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt), Apple Pages (.pages), or Adobe PDF (.pdf) files. Please do not submit documents in the body of the email since this may strip document formatting.
  • All writing assignments must be typed on 8.5”x11” white paper in Times or Times New Roman, 12 point font, double line spaced, with 1” margins (0.5” header spacing is acceptable). Include your name and a page number on every page.
  • Term papers must be formatted using the Annals of the American Association of Geographers style guidelines, which are a variant on the Chicago Manual of Style. The style sheet is available at http://www.aag.org/galleries/publications-files/Annals_of_the_AAG_Style_Sheet.pdf
  • You are strongly encouraged to exchange contact information with at least one other student in the class. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get any notes, new assignments, etc. I cannot promise that all of the information will be updated on the course website.
  • Audio recording is generally OK, but please be courteous and ask permission first.
  • If you are in doubt about something or have a problem with the course, please contact me as soon as possible—either by phone, email, or during my office hours—and I will do my best to accommodate you within reason.