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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 8 Geography 1425: Introduction to Meteorology/ ESPM 1425: The Atmosphere Fall 2010 Lectures: MWF 9:05-9:55 a.m., 230 Anderson Hall Tuesday (002) Lab: 12:45-2:00 p.m., 205 Blegen Hall Wednesday (003) Lab: 12:45-2:00 p.m., 260 Blegen Hall Thursday (004) Lab: 12:45-2:00 p.m., 335 Blegen Hall Course web page: https://moodle.umn.edu/course/view.php?id=11682 Instructor: Katherine Klink, Associate Professor of Geography Office: 573 Social Sciences Building Phone: 612-625-3452 E-mail: klink@umn.edu Office hours: Wednesday and Friday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., and by appointment Teaching Assistants: Tuesday Lab: Chris Crawford, Ph.D. candidate in Geography Office: 522 Social Sciences Building Phone: 612-625-6080 E-mail: crawf188@umn.edu Office hours: by appointment Wednesday and Thursday Labs: Christopher William, Ph.D. candidate in Geography Office: 522 Social Sciences Building Phone: 612-625-6080 E-mail: will2027@umn.edu Office hours: by appointment If you have a disability that requires accommodation in this course, please notify Professor Klink as soon as possible. Appropriate accommodations will be made given suitable advance notice. This course meets the Physical Science Core and the Environment Theme of the Liberal Education Requirement. What does that mean? About the Liberal Education Core requirement: Liberal Education Core courses lay the foundation for your Liberal Education at the University of Minnesota. Generally speaking, a Liberal Education means you have acquired a meaningful and useful introduction to the major branches of knowledge and forms of creative expression practiced at the University. This includes an opportunity to actually do the work employed in different fields of study. Your Liberal Education should equip you for a life of active participation in society, because you have cultivated a set of important, critical faculties and can understand the world from multiple perspectives. Any specific Liberal Education Core course enhances your understanding of a particular knowledge framework or particular kind of creative pursuit. Such courses demonstrate the specific ways through which creative insights and knowledge are acquired and used, as well as how they change over time. Core courses will engage you, as students and global citizens, through reading, fieldwork, discussion Page 2 of 8 sections or other small group experience, lab work, writing, and/or other creative activity that is appropriate to the discipline offering the Core course. Specifically regarding the Physical Science Core: Physical Sciences Core courses are a university-level exposure to key basic concepts and consequences regarding the natural laws, processes, and properties of matter and energy, especially as these can be witnessed through the eyes of a particular disciplines mode of scientific inquiry. Such inquiry typically involves a dynamic relationship between observation, hypothesis formation/testing, and/or computer simulations. More than this, you gain firsthand experience producing such scientific knowledge, albeit simulations....
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