Dr . James- Kezar IV Hayes- Bohanan
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October, 2004: At one of many protests over the years, I held this sign about prison and state college spending.
Resources for college success - writing, studying, standards, and more. This page is required for my students, this has become the most popular part of my web site, attracting thousands of visitors each year. I am gratified that educators all over the U.S. -- and a few other countries -- recommend this page for their students. The September 11 scholarship committee points its recipients (mainly surviving children of 9/11 victims) to this site.
Use the Not-the-13th-Grade pages to find out what professors really expect, how college differs from high school, how to write better, and how to succeed when, compared to high school, the stakes are higher, the costs are much higher, the workload is much more intense, the thinking must be clearer, and new-found freedom -- along with financial pressure -- can make concentration difficult.
|State Colleges Woes||
on prisons than on higher education. The
Commonwealth ranks 48th in per-capita spending on
public colleges. This attack on the middle class is
bipartisan, short-sighted, and elitist. Although
some politicians are finally recognizing
the good work being done in state colleges, the
enemies of public education still have too much
influence. Faculty morale is directly relevant to
students. Many excellent faculty members have left
|Detailed information about most of my
courses -- syllabi, assignments, notes, and so on --
are on Blackboard. If you are in my current classes,
go to Blackboard for all of your class needs. If
Blackboard is down, please call the Help Desk at 508-531-2555
right away, and then e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. I cannot fix Blackboard
problems, but it is good for students to let me know
they have occurred.
|Moodle is a lot
like Blackboard, except that it is better and it is
free. Because it is used by many of my international
partners, I plan to move all of my courses to Moodle
eventually. At the moment, only my GEOG 130 course is
|Information, politics, and humor regarding
matters of sexual identity and sexual/affectional
|| We are letting tobacco companies foul our
air, entice our kids, kill thousands of people a year,
all while getting rich. This page is for those who
want to fight back, or at least try to kick the habit.
Stop now and start feeling better in TWENTY
|The Geography Department links to jobs,
internships, and career guidance for geography and
|Geography Major||"There is no such
thing as an unemployed geographer," according to Dr.
Harm de Blij. Graduates from our department serve
their communities and their employees in countless
ways. Learn what a geography major -- or minor -- can
mean for you.
|Courses with Special Pages|
about GEOG 130-Y01, a web-hybrid course that I offer
every semester. Eighty percent of the course takes
place online. This is a challenging but rewarding
course, both for students and for me as the
instructor. I offer both web and non-web versions
almost every semester. Students currently in any of my
GEOG 130 sections should go directly to the Moodle server.
|GEOG 199: Brockton||Resources for my First Year Seminar, the Geography of Brockton.|
|GEOG 199:Climate Change
my First Year Seminar, An Inconvenient Geography,
which explores the implications of global climate
|GEOG 298: Coffee||I teach a
speaking-intensive Second Year Seminar about the
geography of coffee, from its origins in
specialized tropical locations, various trade
models, and the lives of farmers, to the proper
preparation of coffee and the cultural and
economic roles of the local coffee shop.
|Management and Preservation of the Natural Environment (formerly GE 307) is a course I like to offer in the autumn, when I can include two excellent field trips in New England forests with expert forest ecologists. The course covers everything from the philosophy of land protection to the ecology of landscape change to the legal and financial details of land management and protection.|
| Geography of
Latin America is one of my favorite courses to teach.
Learn about human and physical geography of this
dynamic and important region. We cover economic and
political change, cultural interactions with other
regions, religion, music, food, and much more!
|GEOG 400: Coffee||Twice I have
taken students to Nicaragua for a three-credit course
that examines the coffee trade and gives students the
opportunity to understand coffee and coffee-farming
communities from the source -- high in the mountains
of Matagalpa. In January
2009, we will return!
|GEOG 400: Cape Verde||This course
examines sustainable development by focusing on a
small island country of West Africa, where students
have an opportunity to learn about environmental and
economic questions in a rapidly changing country.
|All of My Courses -- TEXTBOOK
Please note: This table presents all of the courses that I teach regularly, and next semester in which each course is scheduled to be taught. The BSU-Follett book store has also begun to make this information available, in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Where possible, this list includes required textbooks, with a link to details on Amazon.com. The Amazon link is included for convenience -- other vendors might offer a better deal. Used versions are often available, but see my note about used versions of de Blij's text. All of these books will be available in the Follett campus book store, and many will be available -- often for less money -- at Scholars independent book store on Central Square in Bridgewater.
Additional texts may be recommended or required. Once posted here for a specific semester, texts will not be removed. That is, I only post things here that I am committed to assigning. I also never assign books unless we will make significant use of them in class.