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1 Instructor: Sanchayeeta Adhikari (Sanchi

2  Geography Department  Turlington Hall 3126B (walk through 3126) or 3304   Phone: x 229  Office Hours: ◦ Right after class ◦ Or by appointment

3 What is this class about? Study of some basic elements of the physical world in which CLIMATE and LANDFORMS are examined under their natural occurrences, distribution, and interrelationships.

4  To teach you how the place where we live is like (e.g. the earth), focusing on the dynamic of the most important natural processes.  To give you a pet at the end of this semester ◦ Alligator ◦ Bird ◦ Cat ◦ Dog ◦ Elephant

5  Lectures/course pack ◦ 2 parts  Climate  Landform  I don’t post PPT notes online  Tests/exams

6  Course text: ◦ Introducing Physical Geography, by Strahler and Strahler (abridged version).  Course pack: ◦ GEO 2200/ADHIKARI Physical Geography

7  Two (2) tests, each worth 15% of final grade.  Two (2) examinations, each worth 35% of final grade.

8  TEST #1: Thursday May 19 th (Material covered: May 10 th – May 18 th )... closed book  TEST #2: Thursday June 9 th (Material covered: June 1 st – June 8 th )... closed book

9  MIDTERM EXAM: Friday May 27 th (Material covered: May 10 th – May 26 th )... opened book  FINAL EXAM: June 16 th (Material covered: June 1 st – June 17 th )... opened book.

10  A: 90% or above  A-: 87-89%  B+: 84-86%  B: 80-83%  B-: 77-79%  C+: 74-76%  C: 70-73%  C-: 67-69%  D+: 64-66%  D: 60-63%  D-: 57-59%  E: 56 or below

11  In the eventuality of a discussion over grading I will recognize my notes and any text book as being an authoritative source.  I will not recognize any commercially reproduced course notes.

12  English is not my native language ◦ But my Hindi is…  Reading maps and graphs/diagrams  Understanding the material

13  Come to class  Feel free to ask questions if you don’t understand and use the office hours. ◦ The office hours are dedicated to you!!!

14  You are responsible to come to class & get the class materials  There will be NO make up exams given ◦ Unless you have a valid excuse  Cheating will not be tolerated  Read the syllabus for more rules

15  Cell phones … I will embarrass you if your cell phone rings! ◦ Likewise, you can embarrass me if my cell phone rings  Talking in class is like farting in an elevator … just think about that. I’m sure you guys don’t wanna picture it right now.  Reading the newspaper in class – it’s better to read underneath a tree & have fun with squirrels than in the classroom.

16 1)  MAKE SURE you read the syllabus & know what’s going on in the class ◦ E.g. when the exams are

17  Turn to your left and right and make some friends ◦ What are friends for?  Copying homework?  Take turns to come to the class?  Studying with friends is much better than studying on your own

18  GEO 2200 L – Physical Geography Lab is not required (1 credit)

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