Syllabus_EarthSci_Spring_2016 - Introduction to Earth Science Eckerd College Spring 2016 ES 211N-001 Instructor Meghan Cook [email protected] Sections

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Introduction to Earth ScienceEckerd College, Spring 2016ES 211N-001Instructor:Meghan Cook, [email protected]Sections meet TR 10:00 to 11:30 in ES 102Office: ES 101; office hours: TR 1:15-4:00or by appointment.Earth Science = Astronomy, Oceanography, Meteorology, and GeologyMy approachis to focus on (1) the exciting storiesthese disciplines have to tell us and (2) understanding the “WHY” of basic things that we may never have thought to wonder about. My goal is to spark your imagination and curiosity. After all, that’s why people become scientists in the first place.Attendance:Your job is to sign the roll sheet everyday. If you do not remember to sign the roll sheet, you will be counted as absent that day. I expect you to come to every class, but I understand that circumstances out of your control do arise. I will need a documented excuse to excuse any absences. For excessive absences, points will be taken from your class participation grade.Required Text: Exploring Earth Science by Stephen Reynolds and Julia Johnson, 1stedition Unit 1:Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Unit 2: Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10Unit 3: Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15Unit 4: Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19, 20Course Grades:Class participation: 10% Moodle exercises: 30% Blog: 20%Tests: 40% I have a Zero Tolerance policy for cheating. To protect the academic integrity of the class, I will give an F for the course to anyone who is found to have cheated on any graded item. Cheating includes giving answersto another student.
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