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  • The sequence of pages provide general information on the course, including details of the class format, recommended text, contents, assignments and methods of assessment.

Course Format
  • Class sessions and course components comprise:
    • Lectures that incorporate discussion sessions focused on web-based exercises, on-line quizzes and exams, as follows:
  • Two Lectures each week, comprising instruction and discussion:
    • TR 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. in GY126 for Spring Semester 2007
    • Explanation of oceanographic concepts and principles that include:
      • question/answer format for discussion of components of major topics.
      • learning prompts for discussions to reinforce understanding of key points.
    • Review sessions for written exams (mini exams, mid-term & final).
    • Lecture materials are posted as pdf files within Oncourse.
    • The class resources page includes:
      • in-class questions and learning prompts.
      • links to publisher's on-line study guide for the text.
  • Reflective questions on five sets of lecture topics, based on learning prompts, are completed to reinforce key course objectives.
    • Issued and answered using Oncourse on the following schedule:
      • Tues., Jan.30 - Tues., Feb. 6.
      • Tues., Feb. 20 - Tues., Feb. 27.
      • Tues., Mar. 20 - Tues., Mar. 27.
      • Tues., Apr. 10 - Tues., Apr. 17.
      • Tues., Apr. 24 - Tues., May 1.
  • Written Exams consisting of short answer/multiple choice questions.
    • Short exams are scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 and April 3.
    • Mid-term exam is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.
    • Final Exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
  • Three On-line Quizzes independent from formal class sessions.
    • Scheduled to be taken between:
      • Thursday, Feb. 15 - Tuesday, Feb. 20.
      • Thursday, Mar. 8 - Tuesday, Mar. 20.
      • Tuesday Apr. 5 - Tuesday Apr. 10.
  • Final Examination consisting of short answer/multiple choice questions.
    • Scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
  • One Discussion session each week focused on internet Exercises:
    • Tues  (1:25 - 2:15 p.m.) in GY126 for Spring Semester 2007
    • exploration of exercises through explanations and group discussions. 
    • focus on series of exercise sets utilizing internet resources.

Course Text
  • Title: "Oceanography: an invitation to marine science" 5th edition, published 2005. (There are a few changes compared to the 4th edition, published 2002)
  • Author: Tom Garrison. 
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole. ISBN 0-534-37557-X.
  • The publisher has a website for the Text that provides supplementary information.
  • I recommend that you purchase the text if your personal style of learning benefits from reading a narrative and explanatory account of course materials.

   

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