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- 01/19/2019 at 10:12 am #1262
GEOG 101 AMU week 1 forum Introductions and What is Geography? American Military University assistance is available at Domyclass.
For this week’s forum, you need to do two things: introduce yourself and explore what geography as an academic discipline is about. Your primary post will address both of these. It must be at least 250 words long. Please make every effort to complete your primary post by Wednesday of Week 1. All work must be completed by Sunday of Week 1, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. No late submissions can be accepted for this first assignment, as APUS uses it as proof of your enrollment in the class. Failure to complete a 250 word minimum primary post may result in you being dropped from the class.
For your post:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, such as what you do, where you are and what you would like to get out of this course. Then tell us about a “geographical” experience you have had. By that, I mean any type of experience that you think would be interest to a geographer or relates to what you think geographers do.
2. Conduct an Internet search to find an academic “explanation” of the term “geography”. Do not simply find definitions of the term – it roughly means “study of the earth” but that doesn’t “explain” the term. Instead, look for sites about geography, sites with geography books, organizational websites (like National Geographic), or other geographic sources.
PARAPHRASE or SUMMARIZE the the explanation you have selected and provide specific examples of how this explanation illustrates the concept of “geography”.
Finally, write about how your research into the explanations of the concept of “geography” has changed your interpretation of what is a geographic experience. Have you had other experiences that you now consider “geographical” that you didn’t before your research?
Be sure to monitor your initial posting all week and respond to other students’ comments on your posting accordingly. This is the “Creates Conversation and Community” portion of your score for each forum.
For your replies:
Read your classmate’s posts and reply to at least two of them, providing any comments you may have on their analysis, to include adding examples to show their explanations to be accurate as well.
Make sure you provide SUBSTANCE in both your primary post and the replies you give to classmates. Be sure to show that you have considered the concept of “geography” through a variety of explanations and that you can apply your knowledge by using to assess your personal geographic experiences.
Your work will be graded according to the following categories:
Initial Post (40 points)
Reply Posts (30 points)
Creates Conversation and Community (15 points)
Terminology, Sources, and Attribution (15 points)
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