RECOMMENDED PREPARATION AND BASIC SKILLS
This course assumes that students admitted to a university have the ability to read and write at a college level. Knowledge of high school level algebra and geometry is also helpful to understand course material. Number problems do not go beyond solving for single variables (find "x"), rates, and proportions.
Lab supplies: ruler,
calculator, red & blue
Final Exam: Monday, December 16, 10:00 AM- 11:52 AM - Final Exam Schedule
Assessment & Evaluation:
The examinations will cover
Anyone who has a VISA and needs extra time or facilities will take examinations in the C.A.T. and must bring in the appropriate paperwork at least 2 days prior to each exam (as per the instructions for the VISA and C.A.T.). Failure to do so will result in taking the examination in class with everyone else.
The Final Examination will have 100 points on the material since the 3rd examination and 50 points of comprehensive questions. If you learn as you go, the comprehensive section will be easy. If you don't learn the material either before each examination (poor grade), or after the examination (using the exam to see what you didn't know), then the entire last section will be difficult, not just the comprehensive. The course is cumulative in nature which means that to move to a new topic, the past topic(s) must be known.
The final examination for seniors will be waived IF the grade average after Lab Test 4 is above 90%.
You have several days to several weeks to complete the online quizzes. Therefore, there is no makeup or extension. As soon as 5 PM of the day it's due is reached, D2L will turn the quiz off. If you put it off until the last minute and make mistakes, that is your decision.
The labs themselves will not be graded. However, all material on labs will be tested after every 3 labs. This would include, the problems you did on the lab, the vocabulary on the lab, and the explanations on the lab. Simply writing the answer down on the lab in a group effort doesn't mean that you know it. Make sure you know it and not just your lab neighbor!
Homework assignments will be found under "Quizzes" on D2L when they become available.
The reading assignment is given on the syllabus. The day that the assignment is listed is the day BY which it should be read.
To pass the course you will need a total average of more than 60%.
Cell Phones: Cell phones should be silent in class. If your "vibration mode" is louder than your ringer, just turn the phone off.
Any phone or communication device that is heard or seen being used (texting/email) in class will require the owner to bring treats for the entire class to the next class. .Failure to do so will forfeit 10 homework points from whatever the total (0 > -10).
Intro Meteorology Modules - Earth-Sun Geometry, Radiation, Climate Controls, Moisture, & Hurricanes.
"Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your education opportunities."