Session 1, 2017. Internal and External enrolments are possible.
Lectures (each one hour) are held at
Lectures and tutorials start at five minutes past the hour and finish at five minutes before the hour to allow you to move across campus for other classes.
GEOP111 has a full schedule of tutorials that enhance your general and discipline-specific skills and knowledge. It is important that you attend all tutorials for GEOP111 if you are an internal student and complete all online activities if you are an external student. Please register for your tutorial via eStudent, and attend the same tutorial each week. Participation grades will be allocated for student involvement in tutorials.
Your groups for Macquarie Geography Challenge will be assigned within your first tutorial class for internal students or within the first week of semester for external students.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Most of the readings come from the required text:
Knox, P. and Marston, S. (2016). Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context. New International Edition. Pearson, Harlow.
This textbook comes with access to MasteringGeography, a useful tool for successful learning in GEOP111, but it is optional.
Other readings will be assigned during the session which may be accessed by iLearn and eReserve.
Other recommended texts include:
Hartley, P. and Dawsom, M. (2010) Success in Groupwork, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Hay, I. (2006) Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences. Oxford University Press (3rd edition), Melbourne.
Unit webpage and Technology used and required
All enrolled students have access to the unit website at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/ . Access to the website is essential to complete GEOP111. External students complete the entire unit online.
Unit webpage - GEOP111
The webpage for this unit can be found at iLearn, the Macquarie University online learning system at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au. iLearn has both a discussion board and an internal email system. The webpage will provide you with access to lectures through the University's echo360 lecture recording facility, as well as to follow-up discussion, links, readings supplied by teachers of GEOP111 and forum discussions.
Please note that the penalty for late submission of assignments is 1 mark per day (i.e. 1% of your total unit grade) calculated from 5pm on the due date listed. A weekend will be counted as two days in calculating the late penalty imposed.
An assignment worth 10% coming in 4 days late will therefore have 4 marks of the grade deducted. This means if it was graded as a P+ (6.5/10), it would be reduced to F (2.5/10). An assignment worth 30% coming in 4 days late would have 4 marks of the grade deducted. This means it would go from P+ (19/30) to P- (15/30). One day later and it would fail! Several capable students have failed this and other papers because their assignments were handed in so late, with no communication with a lecturer or tutor.