201: Science of the Sea
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The TAs are available to discuss course material and answer questions during office hours. You are encouraged to utilize the TA services, as they are an excellent resource and an important link between you and the professor. They hold scheduled office hours in MSB 113. The hours are posted on the class website.
Your grade will be based on three (3) 50-minute in-class exams, class participation and a field trip. The breakdown for course points is as follows:
Exams will consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short essay questions. Although the last exam will be given during the regular final exam period, it is not a comprehensive final and is equally weighted with the other course exams.
Students that wish to take their exams with Kokua must arrange for this at least 1 week before exams are to be given.
NO ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED FROM ANY EXAM,
except under circumstances totally beyond your control. Except
for these medical emergencies, excuses must be submitted and
approved BEFORE the day of the exam. Athletes
who will miss an exam due to scheduled games, etc. should inform
the TAs 2 weeks prior to the exam.
Exams from the past several years (without answers) are posted on the web site. Students are strongly encouraged to review prior exams when studying for the current semester's exams and to discuss them with the TAs during office hours. At the discretion of each individual professor, a review sheet may be provided approximately one week prior to each exam. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the topics covered in the review sheet.
Field trips provide a great opportunity to view and actually experience material from the course in the context of everyday life. All field trips for this course are self-guided. Information about each of these self-guided field trips is posted on the class website. In addition, each field trip has a worksheet that can be accessed on the course website. The worksheet must be filled out during the field trip. Also, please make sure you follow any specific instructions on the worksheet (e.g. attaching a receipt or getting the worksheet stamped). In order to receive credit (25 pts) for the field trip, the worksheet must be submitted to the TAs DURING OFFICE HOURS by May 3th. Forms will not be accepted after this date. Field trip forms can ONLY be submitted during office hours at the TA office, they cannot be turned in at any other time.
Class participation is both important and rewarded. This class
requires the use of an i>Clicker.
During each class period you will be asked several questions that
will require you to respond with your registered i>Clicker.
Your i>Clicker must be registered
by January 23th. A total of 25 points can be earned by
responding to these questions in class. Daily points will be
awarded only when a minimum of 75% of the questions asked are
answered. Each class is equally weighed, and therefore responding
to a minimum of 75% of questions during every class will earn 25
points. Participation credit will begin being awarded during
class on January 23th.
There will be absolutely no tolerance for students bringing other
students' iClickers to class. This is cheating and will have
consequences for all parties involved.
Student athletes must present notes for each absence related to athletic activities to the head TA ahead of time (especially if they will be missing the lab section), otherwise these will count as absences and students will lose iClicker points while they are gone.
If you lose or break your iclickers: you must inform the head TA of the new iclicker ID number; HOWEVER
do not reregister your iClicker or it will overwrite your first
Iclicker ID number, and you will loose your previous attendance. Just
send an email to the head TA with your name, user ID, previous iClicker
number and new iClicker number and use your new iClicker in class.
The text for this course is Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, (any edition) by Tom Garrison. Older editions of the book will provide most of the same information and therefore are allowed. The book is available at the UH bookstore and there are copies available at Hamilton Library (on the shelf), Sinclair Library (on reserve, use call numbers PC #110, PC #111, PC #112, PC #114) and in the TA Office. The copies on reserve and in the TA Office are not to be removed from their respective locations. It is important that you prepare for class by reading the assigned text before coming to class. Course material presented in class is more readily assimilated when students come prepared.
If you have a disability and related access needs, the Instructors will make every effort to assist and support you. For confidential services students are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (known as Kokua) located on the ground floor (Room 013) of the Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services:
KOKUA Program 2600 Campus Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 Voice: 956-751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hawaii.edu/kokua
Last modified: January 2017