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California State University, Chico
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Geog 106 - The American West
The American West Documents

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Fall 2010 GEOG 106 CSU Chico The American West Syllabus Instructor Calli Jane Burch 626 Butte Hall phone 898 4774 email cburch csuchico edu Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 3 30 4 10 PM or by appointment Times and Locations Tuesday and Thursday 2 00 3 15 PM 103 Butte Course Format 75 minute lecture and discussion Required Reading The American West A new Interpretive History by Robert Hine John Mack Faracher Course Description This course reviews the physical and cultural geography of the American West emphasizing how various cultural groups have each made a unique imprint on the western landscape The course also examines the current and future issues facing resource management within this region The general subtopics discussed in this class fit into the following five themes of geography location place movement region and human environment interaction Course Objectives 1 Develop a geographic understanding of the American West including a The physical processes that shape the patterns on the earth s surface b How these physical processes affect human cultures c How various cultures manage and modify the physical environment d The patterns of human migration and settlement throughout the region 2 Develop the ability to think speak and write critically Assignments Weekly chapter readings Quizzes on chapter readings Homework and brief writing assignments Cumulative geographic western book project Final Exam Grading Grades will be assigned on a straight scale based on the points earned for each assignment See grade ranges below This system will enable each student to earn a fair grade based upon the percent of points earned on assignments rather than competing with others in the class for the top grade Students will be evaluated on attendance participation and written work Punctual attendance of all class meetings and full participation in activities including those that involve peer feedback are required One make up quiz will be given for excused absences only and must



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