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To observe the earth's surface from remote sensors, both satellite and airborne, in appropriate wavelength regions for diverse applications. You will learn to
Exams: There will be two exams. Exams will include short essay, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice questions. The exams will cover lecture materials, as well as the readings from the textbook and other assigned readings. Grades will be given during office hours or posted on WebCT – they will not be posted in hardcopy. Make-up exams will only be given when a written excuse is provided. In order to take a make-up, a written excuse must be provided before or within one class period of the scheduled exam.(100 points each)
Lab:Lab grade will be based on your assignments completed in your Lab Notebook, purchased from the Geosciences office, and activities from web sources that you will complete in lab. You will need to bring a blank notebook to lab to complete many of the exercises. You should also bring a calculator to lab. (150 points)
Journal: A journal about Earth Observations for geologic or environmental science applications. (75 points)
Final Project: Students will select a sensor system and research its applications, or select an application topic (i.e. a natural hazard, environmental event, field of study such as archeology, ecosystem management, resource exploration, oceanography), and document how remote sensing systems are used to study the topic. The project will be presented to the class in PowerPoint, and will be approximately 10 minutes in length. (75 points)
Examples of required format for journals and for presentations will be posted on WebCT. Students will be responsible for viewing examples and complying with requirements.
In order to take a make-up, a written excuse must be provided before or within one class period of the scheduled exam.
In order to turn in a late assignment, a written excuse must be provided before or within one class period of the scheduled exam.(
Attendance is required; be on time and do not leave early. Students with 3 or more unexcused absences will be dropped from the course. All students should refer to the MSU Student Handbook for university policies related to student responsibilities, rights, and activities.
This syllabus is subject to change. All changes will be announced in class and posted on WebCT. Students are responsible for keeping up with the syllabus.
Grades will be posted on WebCT. Students are responsible for keeping track of their grades. Grades cannot be given over the phone or by email.
Appointments made outside of office hours must be confirmed by email.