INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Gail S. Ludwig
Office: 6 Stewart Hall
Phone: 882-3233

Tuesday 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Thursday 12:15 - 2:15pm

Can't come in at these times? --Just e-mail me at the address above to make an appointment.


  1. One USGS 1:24K Topographic Map will be used in this class: (1:24,000 Columbia, MO) This map will be available for sale the first week of classes. You can purchase it in the Geography Department Main Office and I will bring them to class the first week.
  2. Readings for the course will be online and accessible via the course website.

The grading policies of the University of Missouri will be observed in this class. The standards for grading are: A - indicates superior work B - indicates work above average C - indicates average work D - indicates work below average F - indicates failure

GRADE CHANGES: Only in the event of a mechanical error

WITHDRAWL: The official policy of the university will be observed

Only with justification. These must be approved by the department chairman.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: Papers turned in late, without justification will suffer a penalty of 5 points per day from the date due.

ATTENDANCE: Not required, but highly recommended.

Approximately twelve weekly quizzes will be given. Only 10 of the twelve quiz grades will be counted. Students will drop at least two of their scores. This drop policy will compensate for quizzes missed due to illness or other circumstances. NO MAKEUP QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN.

DISABILITY: If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class, during my office hours or at my office -- 6 Stewart Hall.

To request academic accommodations (for example, a notetaker), students must also register with the Office of Disability Services, S5 Memorial Union, 882-4696. It is the campus office responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting academic accommodations, and for accommodations planning in cooperation with students and instructors, as needed and consistent with course requirements. For other MU resources for students with disabilities, click on "Disability Resources" on the MU homepage.

COMPUTER USAGE: The integration of computers and computer technology will be an integral part of this class. We will be using a server located on the campus computer backbone and the internet for most assignments. You will be instructed on how to obtain the materials you need early in the semester. Subsequently, it will be your responsibility to log onto the system and access the materials needed for this class. You will be required to have an email account.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, to disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor.

A FINAL WORD : The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions concerning the quality of instruction in this class may address concerns to either the Departmental Chair, Dean or Director of the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities. All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructor at the end of the course.