Coastal Environments (Sci366)
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Assignments (general):

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Requirements
Evaluation
Letter Grades
Resources
Web Resources
Special Benefits
What am I required to do?
       Attend all scheduled sessions of class (including field trips and site visits)
       Participate in discussion of assigned readings and activities
       Utilize e-mail & other electronic communication tools
       Integrate concepts & case studies from multiple information sources
       Conduct independent study projects (team-based)
       Complete all written and oral assignments
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How is my work evaluated?
 

Assignments & Projects
25%
Participation 
(Discussion, Internet)
15%
Exam I
20%
Exam II
20%
Final Exam
20%
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What Letter Grade Will I Get?
 
 
 

94-96
C
73-76
A-
90-93
C-
70-72
B+
87-89
D+
67-69
B
83-86
D
63-67
B-
80-82
D-
60-62
C+
77-79
F
Below 60
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What resources should I use?

  • Textbooks:
  •     Optional Books:
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    Recommended Web Sites:

    Table I:  Government and Public Information Sites
      Description
    Web Address
    U.S. EPA Web Site
    www.epa.gov
    CRMC (RI Coastal Resource Management Council - environmental agency)
    RIDEM (Department of Environmental Management - environmental agency)

     http://dem.ri.gov/

    RI Health Department
     http://www.health.ri.gov/
    Bryant Environmental Society
     http://web.bryant.edu/~bes
    Providence Journal/Bulletin articles
    http://www.projo.com
    U.S. Department of Energy Web Site
     http://www.doe.gov
    Contact Addresses Updated on September 2010

      Table II:  Environmental Information Sites


    Description
    Web Address
    Internet Environmental Sites

    Information on Wetlands

    www.sierraclub.org/policy/conservation/wetlands.aspx/

    Links to Environmental Action Organizations
    http://www.webdirectory.com/
    Directory of Estuarine Environments

      http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/intro/salt.htm

    http://omp.gso.uri.edu/ompweb/discovery/saltmarsh/smhome.htm#smhome

    Directory of Rhode Island Coastal Environments http://omp.gso.uri.edu/ompweb/doce2.htm
     Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (EPA)
    http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/index.html
     Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
      www.whoi.edu/
     

     

     Contact Addresses Updated on September 2010


    Any special benefits for the course?

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    What are the assignments?

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    Assignments and presentations should demonstrate a general understanding of the assigned topics, a technical analysis of pertinent information, application of computer skills, and an integration of multiple viewpoints.  A well-written report should accompany each project.  Specific assignments are listed below.

    Assignments (Due dates listed on course calendar)
    #1  (Problem 1) Due Week 6
    #2  (Problem 2)  Due Week 9
    #3  (Field Trip Report 1)  Due Week 11
    #4  (Field Trip Report 2)  Due Week 11
    #5 (Problem 3 - Lab Report)  TBA - Classroom Activity
    #6 (Web Site Project Draft)  Due Week 13; (Final Website Posted) - Week 14
    #7 (Web Site Project Presentation) Due Week 15

     

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    Gaytha A. Langlois, Ph.D., 2002
    Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917
    e-mail: langlois@bryant.edu
    Last Updated: November 2013