GO 200 Introduction to Oceanography
SP 2013 HO
SCI Hall 105
MWF 9-10; T 8-10 many other times available by appt.
TR Lab R 2:25-5:15
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Course Description: GO200: Oceanography (MGE) This course will study the complexities of the global oceans. It will examine the physical, chemical, meteorological, biological, and geological aspects of the oceans while evaluating the oceans role on humans. 3:3:4 (From catalog 2008-2009)
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Student Self-Tracking Grade Form
Your grade will be based on your score out of total points, approximately 600. For example, 646/850 = .76 *100 = 76% C. The course will use the traditional scale of 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, and below 60%=F.
Exams: 3 exams worth 100 points; 1 final worth 100 points. = 400
Homework: 2 homework assignments worth approximately 100 points each = 200
EXAM 2 HW 1 Lab Final
EXAM 3 HW 2 Lab Assignments
Student Self-Tracking Grade Form
EXAM 1 100 _____ _____/100 _____%
EXAM 2 100 _____ _____/200 _____%
HOMWORK 1 100 _____ _____/300 _____%
EXAM 3 100 _____ _____/400 _____%
HOMEWORK 2 100 _____ _____/500 _____%
Lab Final 100 _____ _____/ 600 _____%
Weekly Lab Assignments Approx. 150 _____ _____/ 750 _____%
FINAL 100 _____ _____/850 ______%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments by the start of class. Homework turned in late will be counted off 10% per day, so you have 10 days to submit it before it becomes worth 0 Points. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other school-sponsored events must turn in all homework PRIOR to their absence. Other exceptions: students who miss class due to an extended illness requiring hospitalization will be allowed to make up missed homework assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be required to complete three lecture examinations and one final. BE THERE! The final must be taken on the scheduled date. Do not make early travel arrangements! A make-up exam will be given ONLY if the student contacts the instructor before the next scheduled class meeting and gains approval from the instructor for a make up exam (584- 6475 OR email@example.com). In the process of determining whether a makeup examination should be allowed, the burden of proof is on the student. The instructor has the right to request verification of any excuse offered by the student. The final decision will be the instructor’s. Students will be allowed one make-up test. If the student misses two tests, they will be allowed one make-up and the second missed test will be scored as a zero. The make-up tests will be given on the day of the final examination.
Exams and final will consist of multiple choice, matching, labeling, and short answer questions.
Extra credit: No extra credit is available.
Students are held responsible for acquiring all materials and information missed during a class session from another student.
Wireless (cellular) phones and/or pagers must be either turned to the silent mode (vibrate only) or OFF in the classroom. If you do receive notice of an emergency call/page (while not taking the mid-term or final examination) quietly leave the classroom to make or receive a call in the hall or outside of the building. Talking on a phone during class is prohibited.
The instructor will strive to create an informal and comfortable classroom environment for class discussion. However, this is an educational forum and the instructor expects students to act accordingly. Students will treat fellow students and the instructor with respect. Disruptive or deliberately unhelpful viewpoints will not be tolerated.
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· Don’t show up late! If you do, DO IT QUIETLY!!
· Do not go to the bathroom every class period.
· Do not talk loudly to others during class.
· Do not ask me for my book or notes.
· Please do not ever feel like you can not talk to me. I get paid to help
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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