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Course Description

WEBSITE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR FALL 2020 “There has long been a belief that the sea, at least, was inviolate, beyond man’s ability to change and to despoil. But this belief, unfortunately, has proved to be naive.” Rachel Carson “Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge …

Instructor

INSTRUCTOR: Alexander Glass OFFICE: Online Only E-MAIL: alex.glass@duke.edu (this is the best way to get a hold of me) PERSONAL WEBSITE: Alexander Glass on Duke WordPress GRADEBOOK ACCESS (ONLY): Website on Sakai WORDPRESS COURSE ACCESS (PRIMARY): Class Website on WordPress is under sites.duke.edu/eos102 OFFICE HOURS: TBD I was born in and spent my childhood in …

Teaching Assistant

Ariana de Souza Ph.D. Candidate in Earth and Ocean Sciences Nicholas School of the Environment Duke University Office Hours Location: Via Zoom Office Hours: TBD E-mail: ariana.desouza@duke.edu I started as a PhD student at Duke in 2020, after getting my Bachelors in Biology from UCLA. I am part of the Nicolas Cassar Lab at Duke …

Textbook

I have been teaching this course for over 10 years now and have yet to identify a textbook that I am completely happy with. A lot of what textbooks cover I don’t find too relevant and there is a lot that I cover that many textbooks don’t address. Unfortunately, most textbooks also fail to be …

Grading Scheme

Grading: Your final grade will be based on three hour exams (25% each), nine assignments (total 18%) and a written book review (7%).  Final grade cut-offs will be established at the end of the course and are at the discretion of the instructor. Grades will be posted on Sakai gradebook. Students should regularly check their …

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodation: Students with disabilities seeking special accommodations must contact the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) to obtain appropriate support. Students who are eligible for special exam-taking accommodations MUST contact the professor AND teaching assistant at least ONE WEEK before each exam to setup accommodations. ADDITIONAL TIME ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE HONORED FOR THE ONLINE EXAMS

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