MAST-667 Coastal Oceanography: From Physics to Fish
Last updated Jan. 31, 2001
- For successful completion of the course students are expected to
All students will use the web for
- actively participate in class with questions and comments;
- complete short quizzes and minute-papers based on study guide questions
that relate to the assigned readings;
- attend mid-term and a final exams;
- complete five homeworks individually;
- complete two projects in groups.
Hence every student will have his/her
own web-page at the end of this class. These will be constructed during workshop
session in the theory part of the course. They will be filled with content
during the application part of the course. I thus wish to
transfer technical skills that become increasingly essential in oceanography
- data access, e.g., the
Scripps Data Zoo,
- data retrieval, and
- to publish course related work.
- as research
becomes more collaborative (more institutions),
- as funding agencies require electronic
proposal submissions, e.g., NSF FastLane, and
- as journals require electronic manuscript submissions.
- The students are expected
Students are NOT expected
- to have used computers previously;
- to be able to write proper English;
- to express themselves verbally;
- to solve freshmen level calculus problems after a refresher workshop, and
- to read reviews of oceanographic literature (secondary sources).
- to know how to write computer code;
- to use any specific software;
- to solve differential equations;
- to make web-pages;
- to read current literature in Physical Oceanography (primary sources).
- Attendance does not count towards participation.
- Contribution to group work will be peer reviewed.
- Missed assignments will count, however, the total score adds to 110%, that is,
assignments totaling up to 10% of the total grade can be missed without any penalty.
- I do not accept late work except for extreme personal emergencies;
- My make-up policy is that there is no make-up.
- Grades and policies are listed separately.