GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Lesson 0 Overview



For this week, you should carefully read through the syllabus and the orientation for the course. Be sure to carefully read through the entire lesson before returning to Canvas to submit your assignments and complete your quiz. The content in the webpages from this week will be on your quiz.

By the end of this week:

  • students will understand the course policies, course structure, different types of assignments, and their contribution to final grades;
  • students will read the instructor's bio and be able to identify where instructor contact information is located on the course website; and
  • students will introduce themselves to the class and read introductions of classmates.

Lesson 0 Checklist

To Read

Carefully read the Course Orientation (Lesson 0) pages.

Use the links below to continue moving through the lesson material.

Read the Course Syllabus. Use the SYLLABUS link in the menu to access the full course syllabus.
Read Chapter 1 of Moseley, W. G., Perramond, E., Hapke, H. M., & Laris, P. (2014). An introduction to human-environment geography: local dynamics and global processes. John Wiley & Sons. Located in the Lesson 0 module in Canvas.
To Submit

Take the Quiz #0 (on course policy and orientation content) by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Located in the Lesson 0 module in Canvas

Activity 0: Introduce yourself and share a human-environment anecdote, news piece, image, etc., related to your everyday life.

  • Post your introduction to the Lesson 0 Discussion and Activities forum by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Located in the Lesson 0 module in Canvas
Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates.

In the following pages, you will find important information about the course structure, requirements, scheduling, and technical requirements and assistance — all of which you will need to know in order to pass the course. You are also responsible for knowing this information, and if you do not know it, it could easily RESULT IN LOSING VALUABLE POINTS FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS.