GO 130 Astronomy
SP 2011 HO
Master of Science, Astronomy
January 10 to May 6, 2011
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Other items needed are: a small calculator (needs to be able to do powers and roots--25^3), a lab notebook (or section in a loose-leaf notebook), a flash drive or other computer storage media. A small flashlight would also be helpful.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is to combine lcture with visual illustrations and demonstrations to reinforce learning of the course material. Labs include demonstrations and practical applications of the course content, again to reinforce learning. Outside reading and written homework are coordinated with classroom lectures and activities, again to reinforce learning. Larger projects are intended to serve as practical, hands-on applications of the scientific principles studied, and to bring the abstract into the more understandable concrete. Exams serve to assess both the students mastery of the material and the effectiveness of the course presentation. Classes will include lectures, slides, demonstrations, discussions. Labs will focus on observation technics and small group work.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Assessment of mastery of course material by the student will be determined from the understanding demonstrated in homework review questions, and exam results. A research project will be used to demonstrate mastery of comprehension of more advanced scientific principles. Participation in lab work hands-on activities produces the expected learning, provided only that the student is present and actively involved.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Acceptance of homework after the due date without prior approval of the instructor will be at the discretion of the instructor, and will be subject to a penalty in points earned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should read assigned material prior to class and be prepared to ask questons and work example problems in class, where participation and questions are encouraged. Attendance is mandatory for both labs and classes, and students are expected to attend all classes for the full class period, and to submit all homework in a timely manner. Absences will be excused at the discretion of the instructor for legitimate reasons (illness, etc.). The lab grade will be determined on attendance and participation. If the student participates properly, the grade will be an 'A.' Assignments are to be prepared in written or printed out form and brought to class, not emailed to the instructor. Computer and printer malfunctions will not be considered acceptable excuses for late assignments. The instructor recommends that work be saved on portable media, such a floppy disk or flash drive. Similarly, when the class uses the computer lab, work should be saved on portable media, not just sent by email.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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