Web Search, GRG 859A

Make a contribution to the Geographer's Craft and the Virtual Geography Department Projects

These materials were developed by Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1995. These materials may be used for study, research, and education in not-for-profit applications. If you link to or cite these materials, please credit the author, Kenneth E. Foote, The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at Boulder. These materials may not be copied to or issued from another Web server without the author's express permission. Copyright 1995. All commercial rights are reserved. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact the author or Kenneth E. Foote at k.foote@colorado.edu.


Search the Web for five courses that can be added to the list of On-line Geography Course Materials maintained for the Geographer's Craft and Virtual Geography Department Projects.  You receive one point for each newly discovered course, up to a maximum of five points for each person in your lab team.  No points will be given for items already listed in On-line Geography Course Materials.  The best place to begin your search is by using our list of Geography Departments Worldwide.

You will only receive credit for on-line course materials, not merely course descriptions.  If you are unsure if a course counts, please ask your instructor or teaching assistant.  Follow these steps to complete the assignment.

1. For every course you find, please collect information about it in exactly the same form employed in  On-line Geography Course Materials.

2. Combine your finds with those in your lab team. Sort and alphabetize them by subdiscipline.

3. Check all the URLs to make sure they work. No credit will be given for mistyped and mistaken URLs.

4. Markup the combined list with HTML (using Netscape Composer or Word 97) and put it on-line in your Web development area. It should be placed in its own directory and linked from your home page. All the links, including the one from your home page, must work for you to get credit for the assignment.

I am asking each person to format the combined list separately to gain practice with the steps involved.  However, be sure to credit all team members when you prepare the page.

You must work together as a team to complete this assignment.  Your individual score will be the number of courses found by your lab team divided by the number of people in the team--up to a maximum of five per person.


Last Revised 11 September  1997. KEF.