Course Syllabus

This page shows an example of the recommended syllabus format for EMS online courses.

If you are teaching a resident course, you may construct your syllabus on this page according to the College's Syllabus Requirements for EMS Resident Courses or provide a link to your own syllabus document.

Below the following example syllabus, Canvas has automatically created a list of all assignments and activities associated with the course. (NOTE: The list on this page has been automatically populated with activities related to this Orientation course.)


GEOG 000: Nature of Geography, Spring 2016

Course Overview & Syllabus

This course explores the nature of geographic information, specifically addressing the unique properties of spatial data, how spatial data are created, and the institutions that generate and use spatial data to solve problems. Geog 000 is the required first course in Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS and Master of GIS (MGIS) degree programs, both of which are offered through Penn State's World Campus.

Refer to the complete syllabus in the online textbook for course objectives and policies.

Direct link to the complete GEOG 000 syllabus.

After you have read the syllabus, use the Modules link in the Canvas course navigation to work your way through an ordered grouping of course topics, discussion forums and graded assignments.

All due dates in this course reflect Eastern Time (ET). If you wish, edit your Account Settings so that assignment due dates/times will reflect your local time.

The following schedule outlines associated time frames and due dates for course readings, activities, and assignments.

Course Summary:

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