GO 205 Introduction to Meteorology
S1T 2009 DL
BS University of MississippiMS Mississippi State University
A Lab Manual: Explorations in Meteorology. Oklahoma Climatological Survey. Crawford, Kloesel, McPhreson, Melvin, Morris. Brooks-Cole Publishing
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
This is a weekly requirement and determines your participation grade. You must post at least 3 times during each week. The first posting should be completed by Wednesday, the second by Thursday and the third by Sunday. The posting should be related to the weekly topics and contain more than just one sentence.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
See weekly assignments.
1 , 3
2, 5, 6, 7
See weekly assignments for lab weeks. There are 2 labs for each week. Each lab is worth 25 points. They are not all in order with text chapters. Be sure to fill out the form under document sharing. You will need to place this in the appropriate dropbox for the week.
There are 2 quizzes each week listed. These can only be taken once. They consist of 10 short answer questions.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
This exam can be taken as many times as you would like. There are M/C and short answer questions.
This is a proctored exam. Your proctor form must be completed by week 6. There are M/C, short answer and fill-in-blanks questions.
Quizzes: To test your understanding of the reading materials, there will be two weekly short answer quizzes for weeks 1-3, 5-7. This weekly quiz is due at the end of the week. You may take the quiz one time.
Weekly Labs: There are two labs that must be completed weekly. Each lab is worth 25 points. You will find the lab worksheets in the document sharing section and/or in your lab manual. The labs must be completed by Sunday.
Midterm Exam: The midterm exam is comprehensive through week 4, and includes multiple choice, short answer, and essay type questions. You may take this exam as many times as you would like. It is an open book exam and is due at the end of week 4.
Final Exam: The final exam, administered and due during week 8, will be comprehensive and will include multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. You will have two hours to take this proctored exam, and it will be a closed book/ closed notes exam. Here is more information to help you prepare for and take the final proctored exam:
The final proctored exam will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Photo identification will be required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on Proctored Exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor by the 6th week of the term, which is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the online instructor.
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of the term, so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
A: 1170-1300 points
B: 1040-1169 points
C: 910-1039 points
D: 780-909 points
F: 779-0 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in public forum with respect to others.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 1 & 2.
2. Watch the weekly lectures and presentations.
3. Be sure to participate on the discussion threads.
4. Complete your weekly research.
5. Take quizzes 1 & 2.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 1 & 2.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 3 & 4.
5. Take quizzes 3 & 4.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 3 & 4.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 5 & 6.
2. Watch and read the weekly lectures and presentations.
5. Take quizzes 5 & 6.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 5 & 6.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 7 & 8.
4. Take midterm (covers chapters 1-8).
5. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 7 & 8.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 9 & 10.
5. Take quizzes 9 & 10.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 9 & 10.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 11 & 12.
5. Take quizzes 11 & 12.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 11 & 12.
7. Fill out your proctor form no later than Friday 5pm.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 13 & 14.
5. Take quizzes 13 & 14.
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 14 & 15.
1. Start with your weekly reading in Meteorology Today-Chapters 15 & 16.
5. Take final exam (proctored, Chapters 1-16).
6. Complete the weekly lab and assignments-Labs 13 & 16.
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