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Course Title: PHY 150 - Elements of Astronomy (4 credits)
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Course Description and Prerequisites
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
Textbooks and Materials
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- You should purchase an access code with your textbook from the bookstore. The Achieve access code is a series of eight uppercase letters and numbers that allows you to register for the website.
- Go to Achieve > Register for a course using an access code (force.com) to see how to create an account. If you already have a Macmillan Learning account you can log in with your existing credentials.
- On this page, scroll down until you see the link: https://achieve.macmillanlearning.com/courses/******
- Click on the create account if you do not have one for another course. Note: the ****** will be the course and section code provided below.
(For Instructors to complete) Add here: Enter the 6 digit code for your course and section: XXXXXX
To access your course site, follow the directions below.
Click on the create account from the above link
- Create your password and set all three security questions.
- Start typing in your institution to select from the options that appear in the Primary Institution or School name field. If your institution does not appear you can add it by typing in the full name.
- Check your email for the confirmation link to complete your registration and return to the login page.
- Once you have created your account, log into your account (sign-in page above using your email address and newly created password.
- After logging in, you will be prompted to enter your Access Code. Once you have entered your access code and clicked Enter, you will have access to the course.
- Note: The Access Code is to set up your account and log in. The Course ID (found on this page) directs you to the course Achieve site once you are logged in.
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Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials
Attendance Policy: INSTRUCTORS WILL TYPE INFO HERE
Late Work Policy: INSTRUCTORS WILL TYPE INFO HERE
Plagiarism Policy: INSTRUCTORS can modify the info here.
Students are required to uphold the academic integrity of the institution. This includes plagiarism. Plagiarism is the dishonest presentation of the work of others as if it were one’s own. Violation of this policy can lead to a failing grade for the assignment to a failing grade for the course, depending on the specifics of the violation.
- using the exact words of another writer in part of a paper without both citation and quotation marks (or block indentation in the case of longer quotations)
- Cutting and pasting material from Internet or other electronic resources without proper citation of sources
- Including the paraphrased or summarized idea of another writer without acknowledging its source
- Submitting for credit a complete paper or portion of a paper written by another person, no matter whether the paper was purchased, shared freely, stolen, found or acquired by other means
- If identical labs are submitted, no credit will be given to either student.
Grading Turnaround Time:
All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.
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Student Rights & Responsibilities
Overview of Assignments
Taking Proctored Assessments
Your Email Account
Accommodation Policy and Statements
NOVA Online Policies and Procedures
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