Geography 4350 - Next offered Spring 2021. Class details may change; check for updated syllabus Fall 2020.

                                                                  Course Outline


Instructor: Dr. Harry Williams

Office: ENV 210G

Phone: 565-3317

Office hours: T, R 2-3.30, or by appointment.




Course Description:

Geomorphology is the study of the landforms that make up the surface of the Earth. The organization of the course reflects the 4 main controls on landform development: large scale geologic structures; lithology; erosional and depositional processes; influence of past events. The final two lectures cover a selection of applied geomorphology topics.



GEOG 2180 or consent of instructor.


Course Grade:

Your grade will be based on the following breakdown:

Exam I:                                                10%

Exam II:                                               20%

Exam III:                                              20%

Lab exercises                                       40%

Term Project:                                       10%


Late penalty: 10% per day, capped at 4 days.

No make-up exams will be given unless prior permission is obtained.


Course Text Book: None, instead readings (mainly journal articles) will be assigned throughout the semester.






The Department of Geography, in cooperation with the Office of Disability Accommodations, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  Please present your written accommodation request by the second class.



The Department of Geography does not allow extra credit assignments (work not specified on a course syllabus).



Students caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive a "0" for that particular assignment or exam.  Additionally, the incident will be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for further penalty.  According to the UNT catalog, the term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to: (a) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (b) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a faculty or staff member of the university; (d) dual submission of a paper or project, or resubmission of a paper or project to a different class without express permission from the instructor(s); or (e) any other act designed to give a student an unfair advantage.  Altering a returned test and claiming a grader or scanning machine made an error is also considered cheating.  The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to: (a) the knowing or negligent use by paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; and (b) the knowing or negligent unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.




Please follow these guidelines to avoid disrupting the class:


(1)           Turn off cell phones before arriving.

(2)           Do not arrive late or leave early (except for a bathroom break or emergency).

(3)           Do not sleep or eat during class.

(4)           Do not work on other assignments during class.

(5)           Do not talk when the instructor is lecturing, unless prompted for feedback by the instructor. 




Exam Reviews

Lab 1        Lab 6


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