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Course : Geography-World Regional

Course Number
GEOG 3003
Section Number
X10 & X11
Fall 2019
Chris Gore
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
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Eleven quizzes are scheduled to keep students on task.    Three major exams will be administered.  Tests must be taken during the allotted testing period.  There are no make-ups for missed quizzes or exams.  Students should begin reading the textbook immediately. 

Grade Determination:

A maximum total of 410 points are available.  Grade determination is made on the following scale:


A = 375 - 410

B = 339 – 374

C = 303 - 338

D = 267 - 302

F = 266 or lower


Grade determination is defined in the instructor’s syllabus for each class.  This course uses a cumulative point system where the grade is defined by points earned not percentages.  Midwestern State University does not define letter grades based upon percentages.  The university catalog relates the following definition:


A = indicates excellent work

B = indicates good work

C = indicates satisfactory work

D = indicates passing work

F = indicates failing work

 Attendance Policy (Internet Class):

There are specific times throughout the semester when the instructor is required to record student attendance.  Through D2L, I can monitor the dates and times you have logged into this class module.  I can also monitor the general discussion area postings and whether you have opened specific coursework areas, assigned readings, tests, and discussion postings.  This is interpreted as class attendance/participation since you are working within the online module.  MSU policy allows the instructor to “drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct.”   Students should be informed that I do not drop for excessive absences or non-participation.  The grade of “F” may result if a student ceases to participate (take tests and complete other assignments) without completely processing a course drop or withdrawal from the University.  This is an upper level undergraduate course.  You are the responsible party.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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