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Dr. Chamberlin's Summer 2003 Online Course Guidelines

This page last updated: Friday, May 30, 2003 4:33 PM

10. Course of Studies: How it Works

Our course of studies follows the voyage of the Nautilus as it sails 20,000 leagues (43,200 miles) across and beneath the surface of the ocean. We cover all 47 chapters of the novel and lots of relevant oceanography lecture notes in our 5 weeks of study. This novel serves as a wonderful vehicle for understanding ocean science and a lot more. Through the characters in the novel, you will see the ocean world through the eyes of a scientist. All of your work for the course centers around the novel and the study guide that supports it.

This course is conducted asynchronously, meaning you do not have to be online at any specific date or time. There are NO ON-CAMPUS meetings for this course.

Your final grade in this class is based on the following forms of assessment, which are described in detail in the sections that follow:

Exams:

You can earn a maximum of 500 points in this class. There are NO extra credit points. Because of the short and intense duration of this course, exams and participation assignments are the only assessments available.

Grading is based on the following scale:

The following sections describe in detail each type of assessment and how they are completed.

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