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SSCI 165: Regions and Peoples of the World

MWF 12:00-1:10pm (SB 128) Section 01, (80162) Instructor: Corrie Cataldi Office: FO-217 Office Hours: MW 9:40-10:40am Dept: (909) 537-3549 Email: (always contact me via e-mail first)

Textbooks DeBlij & Muller. Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts. 15th Ed (2011) Recommended: Access to a good atlas (either book or online) Learning Objectives The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of different cultures and regions through examination of cultural, political, economic, and physical features of the inhabited areas of the Earth. Emphasis will be placed on such issues as location, development, population, politics, economic linkages, human rights, customs, and belief systems in an attempt to gain a broader understanding of the complex relationships among the regions of the globe. General Policies Attendance in class is very important. Please turn off (or put in silent mode) cellular phones and beepers during class meetings. Avoid any use of other electronic devices that may disturb other students.
BE ON TIME FOR ALL QUIZZES AND EXAMS!!! If you are more than 30 minutes late, you will not be allowed to take it.

This course adheres to the general academic standards and policies as outlined in the General Catalog. This includes policies addressing add/drop deadlines, plagiarism, and academic misconduct (cheating on exams). Please consult these documents for further information or ask the instructor if you have any confusion about academic policies.
*If you are in need of an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in this class, please let me know ASAP and also contact Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183, (909)537-5238 If you require assistance in the event of an emergency, you are advised to establish a buddy system with a buddy and an alternate buddy in the class. Individuals with disabilities should prepare for an emergency ahead of time by instructing a classmate and the instructor.


Topic Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Introductory Concepts East Asia East / S. E. Asia S. E Asia Cont. (MAP QUIZ #1)

Reading Pages: 5-12, 19-31, 37-38.

(14th ed: pgs. 2-10, 16-25, 28-33)

Ch. 9 Ch. 9/10 Ch. 10

Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10

North Africa Equatorial Africa Central Africa Southern Africa Middle America South America

Ch. 7 Ch. 6 Ch. 6 Ch. 6 Ch. 4 Ch. 5

FINAL EXAM - TBA Grades Your final grade is based on 2 quizzes, midterm and final. They will consist of both multiple choice and short answer questions. The point value for these is divided up in the following manner: Map Quiz #1 -- 25 pts Midterm -- 100 pts Map Quiz #2 -50 pts Final -- 150 pts Total -- 325 pts 89.5-92.9% = A-, 93-96.9% = A, 97-100% = A+ 79.5-82.9% = B-, 83-86.9% = B, 87-89.4% = B+ 69.5-72.9% = C-, 73-76.9% = C, 77-79.4% = C+ 59.5-62.9% = D-, 63-66.9% = D, 67-69.4% = D+ Below 59.5% = F There will be NO make-up exams or quizzes unless it is an absolute emergency that is verified with appropriate documentation. If there is a schedule conflict, be sure to discuss it with the instructor in advance *Please note that the course schedule is subject to change at instructors discretion.