[Solved] GEO 1400 – Portfolio Assignment 4




Is there an interplay between creative destruction related to the commodification of space with both as instruments of capitalism?

Main idea; Counter-urbanization (under urbanization)

I found the concept of counter-urbanization interesting because I feel it stands as a solution to the complex problems of urbanization currently experienced in most of the major cities in the world. The description of the concept in the book points to the negative effects of counter-urbanization such as strain on local resources in small towns but I believe these are easier to solve than the problems of overpopulation in urban areas. For example, in China, pollution in urban areas was so high that a layer of smog formed blocking sunlight from………………. (Please click on the ‘Buy’ button to access the full solution).



  • Course Hours:Online
  • Course Meeting Location:Online
  • Credit Hours:3 hours
  • Prerequisites:None


This course is an introductory survey of geographic theories, issues and applications from the human perspective. In particular, how people interact with each other politically, economically, culturally and socially across distances, scales and within various physical environments. In addition, global contrasts are examined using urban versus rural habitation, local versus transnational trade, and uneven economic development.


  Frank Schmitz


Emails will be responded to within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays)


At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine, interpret, and explain how personal, political, cultural, economic, and social experiences and/or structures shape the diversity and dissimilarity of cities, regions and nations around the world.
  2. Understand how historical events and systems of knowledge altered and continue to impact the world today, including the discipline of human geography.
  3. Evaluate and critically analyze different theories and explanations for uneven geographic distribution as it relates to various topics such as pollution, wealth, and political power on a global scale.



  • Boyle, M. (2015). Human geography: A concise introduction. 


  • Students should log on to Canvas at least once a day to check for course updates.
  • Students are expected to keep up with the class, engage with the course material, and submit assignments by the due dates.
  • Assignments, quizzes, and exams are expected to be products of individual students per the FSU Academic Honor PolicyLinks to an external site..
  • To receive maximum points for questions, students need to follow the instructions carefully, follow word limits as instructed, and use spell and grammar checking.
  • To be successful in this course, students need to complete all required assignments and tests.


Course Assignments and Evaluation

  • Syllabus quiz


There will be one graded syllabus quiz available to you on Canvas during the first week of the semester. You will have two attempts to take the syllabus quiz for full credit. The purpose of the syllabus quiz is to motivate you to carefully read this syllabus and hopefully start the class off with an A. In addition, it is a good chance to practice taking quizzes in Canvas if you are not already familiar with the format.


  • Six Quizzes

The quizzes will include True/False and multiple-choice questions. They will test the student’s ability to identify basic geographic concepts from the readings and lectures. Again, the lectures will not include all content from the readings and may also add content that was not in the readings. Any material from lectures or readings is considered testable (quizzable) material. Quizzes will be taken via Canvas. The lowest quiz grade for each student will be dropped. Quizzes are 50% of the total grade for this course (6 quizzes assigned, 5 counted for credit, each quiz equals 10% of the total grade).


  • Portfolio Assignments


Portfolio assignments are essay style questions. The instructor will provide topics for 5 separate essays throughout the semester. Each essay will form part of a larger collection of writing that will critically address how Human Geography enables us to understand the meaning of space in a modern world. The essays will be directed towards identifying and explaining the potential benefits and/or conflicts arising from human differences within the current national and/or international landscape in terms of population growth, the extent of urbanization, the length and strength of economic activity and development, and complex social structures and interactions. In addition, these assignments will examine and compare a variety of perspectives in the global community; distinguish one’s own cultural patterns; and respond flexibly to multiple worldviews. Portfolio assignments are also a good opportunity to practice applying concepts covered in class lecture, which will be important for chapter quizzes.


Note that this section comprises 49% of the overall grade for the course and will form the substantive assignment for the multicultural (cross-cultural X) requirement.


Grade Calculation

Syllabus Quiz                                      1%

Chapter Quizzes                                 50%

Portfolio Writing Assignments             49%




The following grading standards will be used in this class:

Grading Scheme Breakdown
Grade Range

A 100% to 93%
A- < 93% to 90%
B+ < 90% to 87%
B < 87% to 83%
B- < 83% to 80%
C+ < 80% to 77%
C < 77% to 73%
C- < 73% to 70%
D+ < 70% to 67%
D < 67% to 63%
D- < 63% to 60%
F < 60% to 0%



Information for taking proctored online exams can be found on the Distance Learning websiteLinks to an external site. and in the  Honorlock Resources for Students reference (Links to an external site.). There is currently no need to pay a fee, select a proctor, or make an exam appointment.

Please pay close attention to information in this Canvas course site regarding examination dates and student responsibilities.


Course content is accessible through Canvas. Students will need to be able to view videos and write/upload assignments. Students should have access to high-speed internet and updated software. Mobile devices may be used to view course content, upload assignments, and take assessments as determined by the instructor. To view the most current technology requirements, visit the FSU Canvas support site.


Need help with Canvas? Contact FSU Canvas Support:

Email: canvas@fsu.edu

Phone: (850) 644-8004

Website: support.canvas.fsu.edu

Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday



Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.


All assignments or quizzes that are submitted late without an excused absence will receive a 5% deduction per day late (up to 4 days except for final quiz and portfolio assignment). The assignment will be assigned a ‘0’ after 4 days. If a student has an excused absence and wishes to make up an assignment, they must notify the instructor in writing within one week of the end of the excused absence. For example, if the student was absent from July 14th-July 16th, the instructor must receive the request by the end of the day on July 23rd.


Please be sure to communicate with instructor and/or teaching assistant about any questions or concerns as early in the semester as possible. All communication will take place online via Canvas or FSU email. Be sure to check the Syllabus, Announcements, and other documents available on Canvas before emailing with questions, as the answer to your question may already be online (most likely saving you time). When emailing, fully describe your question(s) or concern(s) – this will help the instructor provide you with the best response as soon as possible. Please give the instructor and teaching assistant 24 hrs to respond to emails during weekdays (Monday-Friday). Emails sent on weekends or holidays will be answered on the next business day.



Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.


The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to “…be honest and truthful and… [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University.” (For more details see the FSU Academic Honor Policy and procedures for addressing alleged violationsLinks to an external site..)


Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Office of Accessibility Services; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type.

Please note that instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodation to a student until appropriate verification from the Office of Accessibility Services has been provided.

This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the

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Office of Student Affairs
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Panama City, FL 32405
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(866) 693-7872 (toll free)
Email: sds@pc.fsu.edu


On-campus tutoring and writing assistance are available for many courses at Florida State University. For more information, visit the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Tutoring Services’ comprehensive list of on-campus tutoring options – see the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Tutoring Services’ websiteLinks to an external site. or contact tutor@fsu.edu. High-quality tutoring is available by appointment and on a walk-in basis. These services are offered by tutors trained to encourage the highest level of individual academic success while upholding personal academic integrity.


“Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.”


Tentative Schedule

GEO 1400 - Syllabus
GEO 1400 – Syllabus


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