Geo016 - Exploration of Mars

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Geo016 / Exploration of Mars / (M) 3:00-5:20 / Lincoln Field 105 / Prof. James Head

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Course Structure

We will have readings in preparation for class each week. These will be available in Lincoln Field Room 105. Assignments will be listed under "Readings/Assignments."

We will have only one exam, the final, which will be a take home essay question.

We will have one term paper on a topic to be chosen by mid-semester.

Grades will be based in equal portions on class participation, class preparation, the term paper and the final.

 

Typical Class Structure:

-Daily status of missions! ~15 minutes.

Summary of what has happened this week and what will happen next week.

-Daily personal discoveries! ~15 minutes.

Learn how to look at the new data and how to share your discoveries with classmates. You can present these in class, and post your discoveries on our web site to share with your classmates.

-For each week we will identify a series of questions to be addressed or theses to be discussed or defended. These will generally follow the class outline posted on the web site.

-These questiosn will be supported and supplemented with readings, independent thinking, and out-of-class discussions.

-We will start the seminar part of the class with a statement of the questions. Selected individuals in the class, in conjunctin with the professor, will be responsible for leading and focusing the discussions.

-You will complete a one-page writeup each week assessing the class seminar discussions and documenting your thoughts. These will be due the Wednesday of the week of class, by 5 PM, and they will be posted on the web site.

 

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