online sessions will be divided into two varieties, (1) online expeditions
and (2) electronic discussion boards.
expeditions consist of tutorial-style assignments from the course
WWW site -- where students learn about the oceans in interactive
exercises that combine text, graphics, animations, and short
streaming audio/video presentations. Weekly
expeditions will go online on each Tuesday at 12:00 PM and are to be completed according to the schedule in the greensheet. Students
answer questions in the expeditions on a "hardcopy" worksheet,
provided in the course workbook, while "surfing through"
the expedition. The expedition
worksheets provide outlines for students to permanently record their
observations in order to study for the exam. The individual expedition worksheets are turned in
as part of a course workbook near the end of the course. You DO
NOT turn in the worksheets each week!
other type of online session uses an electronic bulletin board
where students share their thoughts, in groups of six to twelve
students, on assigned questions based on specific reading assignments
from the textbook. Like the tutorial-style
expeditions, all discussions on the assigned questions must be completed
according to the timetable give in Course Schedule section of greensheet.
online course will follow the current requirements of all "SJSU Studies" GE
courses, including several writing assignments and student participation
in class discussions.
graded assignments provide something for everyone by assessing student
knowledge through a diversity of methods - a three-page essay for the
writers, two exams for the test-takers, and a final project for the
imaginative, free-thinkers. A
list of the graded assignments is shown below:
Critical Thinking Essay, including one pre-essay quiz
2) Exam #1 (240 points)
3) Exam #2 (240 points)
4) Discussion Boards (140 points)
Workbook (100 Points)
6) Final Exam (100 points)
it is a long greensheet in order to give you as much information
as possible about the course