Carl Albert State College Instructor: Beverly Afzali
Division of Science Office Location: RC 207
GPS 1214/General Physical Science with lab Office Phone: 918.647.1413
4.00 Credits Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEXTBOOK: The Physical Universe (13th Ed.) Krauskopf, Konrad B. and Authur Beiser. New York: McGraw-Hill ©2010
Basic Scientific Calculator
Designed with a laboratory for non-science majors, this course uses lectures and demonstration to assist students in interpreting physical environment and covers important topics in astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics. (3 hours Theory and 2 hours Laboratory) Prerequisite: none
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the metric system.
Recognize the fundamental forces of the physical nature of science.
Identify renewable and no-renewable energy resources.
Describe the structure of an atom.
Define the components of the atmosphere and hydrosphere.
Develop an understanding of the processes involving the rock cycle.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
The general format of class will be lecture, discussion, instructor demonstrations and laboratory investigations. Audiovisual materials will be used to reinforce concepts related to the physical sciences.
There are six exams (inclusive of the final exam) during the course of the semester. Each exam will be valued at 100 points each. Laboratory investigations/assignments will also be worth 100 points each.
Lecture Test Average 75%
Lab Average 25%
A – 90 to 100%
B – 80 to 89%
C – 70 to 79%
D – 60 to 69%
F – 59% and below
Lecture Examination Schedule
#1 Chapter 1 Scientific Method/ Metric System
#2 Chapters 2 – 4 Physics
#3 Chapters 5 – 7 Physics
#4 Chapters 8 – 13 Chemistry
#5 Chapters 14 – 16 Meteorology and Geology
#6 Chapters 17 – 19 Astronomy
Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of all students. This is considered the responsibility of the student. It is also the responsibility of the student to consult with the instructor (i.e. via phone, email, etc.) when an absence must be excused. Instructors are given the prerogative of determining the excusableness of student absences. A student is also responsible for all class work covered during his/her absence from class, even in cases in which s/he is able to satisfy the instructor that the absence was unavoidable. Unexcused absences in excess of the number of credit hours may result in a student being advised to withdraw from the class. The maximum number of allowed absences is four (4) class sessions. If a student is advised to withdraw and fails to do so, the student will receive a failing grade in the course. Roll call will be taken promptly at each lecture session. Any student arriving to class late (after roll has been called) will be counted as being absent.
An Administrative Withdrawal (AW) may be assigned by the instructor or the Office of Academic Affairs to indicate that a student has been "involuntarily" withdrawn from class(es) after CASC’s Add/Drop Period for a special reason (i.e. disciplinary action, health issue, etc.). Administrative withdrawals are GPA neutral but do affect a student’s financial aid.
Cheating will not be tolerated! The student is expected to take examinations entirely on his/her own without any outside influences. Outside influences during the examination include, but are not limited to, obtaining of any kind of information from fellow students, electronic media, class notes or the textbook. Cases of clear and flagrant cheating will be dealt with according to college policy.
Cell phones will be placed on the desktop in plain view of the instructor. No texting will be allowed during class. Students may not use a cell phone as a calculator. If a student violates the cell phone rules during lecture or lab, he/she will be required to permanently leave the class and a failing grade will be assigned.
Makeup exams will be at the discretion of the instructor. If the instructor determines extenuating circumstances exist, then the makeup lecture exam will be scheduled in a timely manner. No curve will be added to any make up test. No lab assignments can be made up.
NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to make any changes in the syllabus as deemed necessary.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way:
* Talk with your instructor after class about your disability or special needs related to work in class,
* Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the ADA Coordinator located in the Student Disability/Student Counseling Services office in the Ollie Center in office OC1203.