G302 Development of the Global Environment
INFORMATION
DISCUSSIONS
RESOURCES
ASSIGNMENTS
INFO.
What the course comprises described in detail over several pages
FORMAT
What occurs within the class and graded components
Lunine
TEXT
 Lunine
"Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World"

SYNOPSIS
A summary of course themes and learning objectives

SCHEDULE
The planned sequence of coverage for lecture topics

GRADING
How learning in the course is assessed
CONTACTS
Who to contact for more information

G302 INFORMATION

Course Information

  • These pages provide general information on the course
  • They include details of its format, contents, and assignments.
  • The two pdf files below provide a summary of the essential details about the class

PDF File of Class Syllabus

Course Format
  • Two class sessions each week, comprising instruction and discussion.
    • MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in GY143 for Spring Semester 2006.
    • Monday and Wednesday: lectures on course topics.
    • About every third Wednesday: discussions of critical topics intended to benefit understanding of key issues.
  • Graded Components and Course Assessment 
    • A position paper on a class topic developed iteratively by successive reviews. 
      • Sequentially 5%, 5%, 5% and 8%, plus 8% for 4 reviews; total = 31%.
    • Three on-line quizzes with short answer/multiple choice questions. 
      • 5% each, total = 15%.
    • Three exams consisting of short answer/multiple choice questions.
      • Two in-class exams 10% each, final 18%, total = 38%.
    • Preparation and participation in class discussions. 
      • Preparative ("Survey and Questionnaire") questions (4%), summative ("Reflections on Discussion") questions (4%), and assessment of contributions during discussions by instructors and peers (8%); total = 16%. 

Course Texts
  • Materials and Resources
    • Recommended readings are referenced for each discussion sessions, with on-line links to relevant web pages.
    • Lecture materials (as pdf files) are avaialable on the resources page, and via Oncourse.
  • The recommended text for this class is:
    • "Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World" by Jonathan I. Lunine; ISBN 0521644232
    • This text covers most of the topics addressed within the class, although the sequence in which they are covered differs from the class lectures.
    • The text provides a narrative account of the class topics, that reinforces and supplements materials covered in class.

   
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SYNOPSIS
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CONTACTS

Indiana University
Department of Geological Sciences, 
1001 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-1403
Phone: (812) 855-5582  Last updated: 6 January 2006
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