Géographie planétaire 12 (GLOBAL GEOGRAPHY 12)

 

Course Outline

D. Blinn

2004-2005

 

This course, which focuses on global geography, explores major themes that help us to understand the nature and origins of complex humanity/environmental relationships in the contemporary world.

 

Guided by the fundamental themes and skills of modern geography, students pursue this exploration through five themes: Population, Nourishment, The Environment, Global Politics, and Future Perspectives.

 

By using geographic skills and techniques, learning and applying a body of skills and techniques, learning and applying a body of geographic knowledge, and developing their own planet management awareness, students become informed global geography students. The process of becoming informed enables students to propose reasonable answers to the question upon which Nova Scotia’s global studies courses are built – “How did the world arrive at its current state at the close of the twentieth century?”

 

Evaluation scheme:

 

French   15 %

 

Homework/Participation   10 %

 

Class Work   75 % (including exam of 30 %)

 

In order to vary the forms of evaluation, the Class Work mark (without the exam) will be the averaging out of multiple forms of evaluation put over a 45 % mark. The teacher will not categorize different types of evaluations (such as quizzes and tests) and give them a certain percentage. Rather, the evaluations’ worth will be relative to one another by the number of points attributed to them. For instance, a written reflection might be marked on 20 points whereas a major research paper might be marked on 120 points. This way, confusion will be avoided in terms of classifying less traditional forms of evaluations like dramatic representations and expressive collages.