Spring 2024 - GEOG 266W B100
Geography in Practice (3)
Class Number: 2184
Delivery Method: Blended
An introduction to what geographers do in applied contexts, how geographic concepts relate to applied skills, and how to communicate what geography is and why geographical approaches are useful. The course will emphasize written and oral communication skills through regular writing assignments, feedback, and direct engagement with professional geographers. Writing.
An introduction to what geographers do in applied contexts, how geographic concepts relate to applied skills, and how to communicate what geography is and why geographical approaches are useful. The course will emphasize collaboration and communication skills through regular writing assignments and feedback, in which each student will develop and grapple with their own geographical Question. Students will engage with guest speakers through the Geography in Practice Online Speakers Series, in which geographers working in diverse professional fields will be interviewed.
Note: There will be tutorials the first week of class.
* Which components (lec/lab/tut) are synchronous vs asynchronous
-lecture materials are to be completed asynchronously online
-In-person tutorial is mandatory
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Iteratively monitor and improve your own process of learning
- Find information regarding geography topics from a variety of media types
- Evaluate whether or not information is relevant and useful, and any potential biases
- Read scientific papers for key concepts, and identify the basis for the authors’ conclusions in the data and analysis
- Synthesize geographical information from a variety of sources and viewpoints
- Formulate and ask relevant questions
- Communicate a coherent synthesis of a topic in geography, both orally and in writing, demonstrating awareness of audience
- Collaborate effectively and efficiently with peers
- Geography Journal 15%
- Peer Collaboration & Feedback 10%
- Engagement with guest speakers 5%
- Geography Question Project:
- -Question Proposal 10%
- -Annotated Bibliography 15%
- -Literature Review Draft 10%
- -Literature Review Final 25%
- -Presentation 10%
* Grading Scale (subject to change)
-Microsoft Office software (can be downloaded for free from SFU)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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