Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course PoliciesPlagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes | ProctorU | Your Email Account | Tutoring with SmarthinkingAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)


Course Title:  GOL 106 - Historical Geology w/ Lab (4 credits)

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Course Description and Prerequisites

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Course Objectives

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Time Expectation

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Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files

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Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials

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Course Grading

Course Grades

Your course grade will be determined according to the following percentages.

Assignment

Points

Percentage

Two Exams (Exam 1 is 100 points and Exam 2 is 100 points)

200

29%

Lab Exercises and other Web Exercises

236

34%

Web Research and Discussion Board

105

15%

Quizzes 4 @25 points each

100

15%

Course Project

50

7%

Total

691

100%

Grading Scale

Your final grade will be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass both exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Grade

Points

Percent

A

 622-691

90-100

B

 553-621

80-89

C

 484-552

70-79

D

 415-483

60-69

F

0-414

0-59

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Course Policies

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Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.

Incomplete Policy:

The incomplete grade is used for verifiable unavoidable reasons. If you have made significant progress in your course, your end date is near, and you have reasons that can be documented as unavoidable, you may request a grade of Incomplete. To request a grade of Incomplete for this course, you must:

  • Have satisfactorily completed 60 percent or more of the assignments (per VCCS policy)
  • Explain your extenuating circumstances in writing
  • Provide a plan for completing the remaining assignments in writing (all work must be completed by the end of the subsequent semester)
  • The time you have to complete the course must be agreed upon with your instructor, but will be no more than one additional semester

Passing the First Exam:

You must pass the first exam in this course. If you do not pass the first exam with a score of 60 or better, you will have one week to complete a set of researched essay questions, written entirely in your own words, that will allow you to bring your grade up to 60%.  The maximum grade allowable on this retake is 60%.

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Plagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities

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Overview of Assignments

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Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes

Exam Passes

There are 2 proctored exams in this course. The exams are online and must be taken in a proctored environment.

Print out the Exam Pass and read the directions which follow in Taking Exams.

Taking Exams

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ProctorU

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Your Email Account

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Tutoring with Smarthinking

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Accommodation Policy and Statements

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NOVA Online Policies and Procedures

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Course Summary:

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