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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 1, GS20Lecture 1: GS20 1 Winter 2009 Instructor: Jamison Steidl Teaching Assistants: Joseph Lalicata Benjamin Melosh Blair Paul Class Logistics • Instructor: Professor Jamison Steidl • Office Hours: 4:00 - 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment. • Room 1205H Girvetz Hall (Institute for Crustal Studies) • Email: steidl @ crustal.ucsb.edu ; Phone: 893-4950. • Time & Place: 9:30–10:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, BUCHN 1910 • Required Text: Natural Disasters, Seventh Edition, Patrick L. Abbott. • Web Notes: Be sure to check the GauchoSpace class website. Information, homework, and notes will all be posted there. New Tech: GauchoSpace • http: //gauchospace.ucsb.edu/ • Click on Courses Login • Type in your UCSBnetID and Password • Select the GEOL 20 course link • Firefox is the recommended browser by UCSB instructional development, but other browsers should also work. If you have problems, please le me know. New Tech: Question • Raise your hand if you: – Know what an iClicker is? – If you’ve used an iClicker in a class? – If you own an iClicker? EXAMS • There will be two exams each worth 200 points. The Midterm exam is February 10 in class; Midterm covers material through the lecture of Feb. 3; the FINAL EXAM IS Wednesday March 18, 8:00-11:00 AM. The final is cumulative. Total points possible for the two exams are 400. • For each exam you will be required to bring a pink Scantron® answer sheet, a #2 pencil, and a scientific calculator. No iPods® or cell phones will be allowed. Backpacks must be placed at front of room during exam (better not to bring if possible). Your Grade • YOUR GRADE is based on the following percentage of total number of EXAM points (400): – A range 90-100% (#pts ≥ 360); – B range 80-89% (359 ≥ #pts ≥ 320); – C range 65-79% (319 ≥ #pts ≥ 260); – D range 50-64% (259 ≥ #pts ≥ 200) – F less than 50% (#pts< 200). • The exams will not have a curve other than what is shown above. Lecture 1, GS20Lecture 1: GS20 2 Your Grade • No Curve – However: – If you score poorly on the mid-term, you may choose to count your Fnal as double, since it is cumulative. – You will be given bonus points throughout the quarter that will be added to your total exam score at the end of the quarter. Bonus Points • Discussion quizzes each week at your section; – 2 points each for a total of 18 points and • Two bonus assignments; – Each worth 10 points for a total of 20 points – They will be announced in class and posted during on GauchoSpace. • These points are added directly to a student’s total exam points. The bonus points can easily make the difference of one letter grade, B goes to A, C goes to B. Students could earn a total of 38 possible bonus points....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course GEOL 20 taught by Professor Steidl during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08