GO 130 Astronomy
S1Z 2013 ML
Hansen, William B.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
BA. Geology - Augustana College-Illinois 1976MS Mining Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 1979
Before and After Class
January 15 - March 10
7:45 - 10:15 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosphy is an interactive learning experience utilizing readings, lectures, class discussions, videos, exams, and writing assignments.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Assessment will be via a midterm, final exam, weekly astronomy reports, portfolio assignment and class participation.
17.5% Classwork & Homework - 175 points
25% Midterm - 250 points
20% Portfolio (Core Assessment) - 200 points
25% Final -250 points
12.5% Class Participation - 125 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments must be turned in at the next class meeting unless other arrangements are made with the Instructor. Students must speak with the Instructor about these arrangements. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (Air Force duties) are excusable. However the student will be held responsible for making up the missed work and must be coordinated with the Instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to be respectful as is typical of a college classroom during lectures and not engage of discussions with classmates during class. However, questions during the lecture are encouraged and will be counted towards the class partcipation grade. Class misconduct will be dealt with on an individual basis. Cell phones will be on silent or vibrate, unless student is on call for work.
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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
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Additional Information:Week Report assignments will be based on a current Astronomy news article of the student's choosing, two pages long, and double-spaced. Three quarters of the article will be a discussion in the student's own words of the contents of the article. The last paragraph will be the student's opinion of the article or the significance of the article to the science of Astronomy.
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