Course Assignments and Notes

PHSC 3223-P01 Introduction to Atmospheric Science, Spring 2016


Summary

This page contains summary information about the course Introduction to Atmospheric Science (PHSC 3223) being offered in Spring 2016 semester. As has been the case for some time now, all of the course documents, the information, etc. can be found on eCourses.

Introduction to Atmospheric Science is an intermediate conceptual science course offered to physics majors, education majors and anyone interested in learning about weather and climate. The course utilizes materials from the Online Weather Studies curriculum provided by the American Meteorological Society. We will be following the weekly schedule outlined on the OWS website and will have exams, quizzes, and homework assignments as outlined in the syllabus and on eCourses.

In addition to the lecture course, the Earth Science Laboratory course (PHSC 4011) will be tailored this semester to complement Introduction to Atmospheric Science. The list of laboratory activities will lean more heavily on weather and climate than in times past when it served its primary purpose of complementing the Earth Science lecture section (Earth Science lecture will not be offered in Spring 2016).

Critical Thinking Component

As in times past, Introduction to Atmospheric Science will include a Critical Thinking Component that complements the main lecture material. Information about this as well as a preview of some of the topics to be covered are included below.

Critical Thinking and Diversity Module Introduction
Critical Thinking Topics

Resources and Sites of Interest

 http://www.prenhall.com/tarbuck/

http://www.earthsci.org/

http://www.texscience.org/earth/es-resources.htm

http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/

http://inside.mines.edu/~rsnieder/

http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/

http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate-tectonics.html

 

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