Meteorology Spring 2010 Syllabus

Meteorology Spring 2010 Syllabus - Elmhurst College Spring...

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Elmhurst College Spring 2010 Term Geo 101- Introduction to Meteorology Lecture: M,W,F at 9:15 – 10:20a.m. Lab: Wed. 1:00 – 3:20 p.m. Instructor: Hampton Office Hours: Daniels Hall: By appointment; see office door for current hours E-Mail: (best way to reach me): GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION : In a broad sense, this course is designed with several principal objectives in mind: 1) To provide students with a fundamental understanding of the Earth's processes associated with weather and climate, 2) To facilitate the understanding of how the Earth's atmosphere influences humans and their daily activities, and 3) Introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of meteorology via the interpretation of weather maps and charts; use current weather information to illustrate key concepts, emphasizing the physical atmospheric processes responsible for weather. COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES : After successfully completing this course, a student should be able to: a. Interpret and make basic weather forecasts as well as be able to explain basic atmospheric phenomena. b. Have a general understanding of the climate regions of the U.S. c. Develop applied lab skills using various maps. d. Have a basic understanding of weather phenomena and understand its influence on the social, agricultural and financial scale e. Understand and develop an appreciation for weather and meteorologist. This course fulfills the students' requirement within the Inquiry and Issues in Science and Technology (IST) General Education category. In addition to these learning objectives for this course, the learning objectives for general education curriculum courses also apply. These include the following: 1. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through active exploration of natural science concepts and methods within a scientific discipline; 2. Identify and consider social, philosophical, and ethical questions associated with science and technology topics; and 3. Recognize the strength and power of scientific and technological knowledge as well as its limitations. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY : The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted standards of academic integrity. Therefore, Elmhurst College has adopted a Code of Academic Conduct and a Statement of Student Academic Integrity. These may be found in the College catalog. Among the violations of academic integrity listed and defined are: cheating, plagiarism, falsification and fabrication, abuse of academic materials, complicity in academic dishonesty, falsification of records and official documents, personal misrepresentation and proxy, and bribes, favors, and threats. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of behaviors that constitute academic dishonesty. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
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