http://www.umpi.maine.edu/~mccartnk/sci07.htm

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things: ..."

- Lewis Carroll

Syllabis: Sci 110 (Science I), Fall, 2007:
Lecture:9:00-9:50, MWF, Folsom 303.
Lab: separate.

Text: Tillery, Enger and Ross, Integrated Science (3rd ed., 2nd ed. also fine)

Instructor: Kevin McCartney (office: 302 Folsom, hours: 10:00-11:00)

office phone 768-9482; home phone 492-4766
email: mccartney@polaris.umpi.maine.edu

Description
Sci 110 is the first semester of a two semester lecture and laboratory course in the sciences for the non science major. This course introduces the scientific method and major unifying theories from physics and the earth sciences with applications to real world problems. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A passing score on both the mathematics and the science placement tests or, if required, successful completion of PBS 012 and 017 or evidence of competency in basic mathematics and science at least equivalent to that of PBS 012 and 017. Credits: 4. Offered every semester.


Grading

No make-up exams unless a valid excuse is given before the missed test.
(lecture; 3/4 of total credit) (lab; 1/4 of total credit) final grades
Test 1 125 pnts
5 lab scores
20 pnts each
total
100 pnts
A = 90% (720 pnts)
Test 2 125 pnts B = 80% (640 pnts)
Test 3 125 pnts C = 70% (560 pnts)
Final (cumulative) 225 pnts D = 60% (480 pnts)
Total Lecture 600 pnts
doubled=200 pnts
F < 60% (560 pnts)

A steady improvement in test scores may be used in revising grade upwards. Otherwise, grades will not be curved. Attendance can be taken into account in the case of borderline grades.


Below is a tentative schedule of Science 110 lectures and labs
(Fall, 2007)

Assignments should be read before class.
# date lecture title reading: Lab title
2nd ed. 3rd ed.
1 8/27 Introduction, What is Science? 1:2-18 1:2-20 Lab Safety, Measurements
2 8/29 Measurements in Science 1:4-12 1:4-20
3 8/31 Communications in Science 1:4-18 1:4-12
9/3 Labor Day (No class)
4 9/5 Motion and Force 2:22-38 2:24-41 Motion
9/5 Last day to add/drop
5 9/7 Motion and Force 2:22-38 2:24-41
6 9/10 Motion under influence of gravity 2:22-43 2:24-47 Mechanics

Quiz 1
7 9/12 Work, Power and Energy 3:48-56 3:52-65
8 9/14 continued; Energy Sources 3:56-59 3:61-65
9 9/17 Temperature and Heat 4:64-81 4:70-91 Heat and Temperature
10 9/19 Phases and Phase Change 4:64-81 4:70-91
11 9/21 Waves and Sound 5:86-96 5:98-109
9/24 Exam I (material through 9/21) Electricity

Quiz 2
12 9/26 Waves and Sound 5:86-96 5:98-109
13 9/28 Electrical charges and Ohm´s Law 6:106-115 6:120-130
14 10/1 Amps, Volts, batteries and circuits 6:116-125 6:131-141 Magnetism
15 10/3 Magnets, Electromagnets and motors 6:116-125 6:131-141
16 10/5 Light Waves 7:130-146 7:148-166
10/8-12 OCTOBER BREAK
17 10/15 Properties of Light 7:130-146 7:148-166 Particle Waves

Quiz 3
18 10/17 The Atom 8:152-161 8:172-186
19 10/19 Elements 8:152-161 8:172-186
20 10/22 Fission and Fusion 11:214-232 11:234-253 Visible Light
21 10/24 What is (and what is not) Science? 1:16-18 1:18-20
10/26 Exam II (material through 10/24)
22 10/29 The Universe 12:236-248 12:258-273 Solar System

Quiz 4
23 10/31 Galaxies and Stars 12:236-248 12:258-273
10/31 Last day to withdrawl without penalty
24 11/2 History of the Solar System 13:254-273 13:278-298
25 11/5 History of the Earth, rock cycle 14:276-285 15:322-332 Rocks and Minerals
26 11/7 Plate Tectonics 14:276-285 15:322-332
27 11/9 Mountains and Earthquakes 15:296-307 15:322-340
11/12 Veterans Day (No Class)
28 11/14 Igneous and Sedimentary Rocks 15:307-317 16:357-366 Map Coordinates

Quiz 5
29 11/16 Streams and Floods 15:311-314 16:361-366
30 11/19 Groundwater 15:311-314 18:408-410 No labs
this week
11/23-25 THANKSGIVING
31 11/26 The Geologic Record 21:462-468 22:516-531 Topographic Maps
32 11/28 Geologic History of Organic Evolution 20:433-436
21:454-468
21:495-497
22:516-531
33 11/30 Exam III (material through 11/30)
34 12/3 Orbital Characteristics of the Earth; seasons 16:320-348 14:302-318 FINAL LAB QUIZ
35 12/5 Atmospheric Cycles in Ocean and Atmosphere 16:320-348 17:372-395
12/7 Motions in Oceans
36 12/10 Weather and Climate 16:320-348 17:372-395

Final Exam: Friday, 8-10:00


GENERAL COURSE POLICIES

COURTESY

ACCOMMODATION OR ASSISTANCE FOR A DISABILITY
If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in this course, please make an appointment to talk with me to discuss how I can help you and contact Myrna McGaffin, Director, Student Support Services, South Hall, phone ext. 613 or 768-9613

ATTENDANCE & MAKE-UP

ACADEMIC HONESTY


Academic honesty is required and the student should refer to the policy of the University pertaining to academic honesty published in the current issue of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Student Handbook. Violations of academic honesty include:

  • Receiving or giving aid on examinations.
  • The use of any form of notes or reference material not specifically authorized for use on an exam by the instructor.
  • Any form of plagiarism or dry labbing (making up data) on assignments or exercises.

    If the instructor has reasonable cause to believe that the policies of academic honesty have been violated he will discuss the matter with the individual or individuals involved and, depending on the nature and gravity of the violation, assign the individual or individuals involved a grade of F (zero points) for the violated work or require that the individual or individuals withdraw from the course with a grade of F.

    The University guarantees specific rights to students and there is an Academic Appeals procedure for a student with a grievance concerning alleged violations of the explicitly stated and/or published policies regarding a particular course. Refer to Academic Appeal under the Academic Policies section of the current University Catalog as well as The Student's Bill of Rights and Student Grievances under Section 2 of the current Student Handbook.


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