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SPST200 - Introduction to Space Studies

Course Details

Course Code: SPST200 Course ID: 4955 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of subjects, which together comprise the overall field of space studies. This includes the space environment, astrodynamics, launch vehicles, spacecraft, space operations, commerce, space law, policy, telecommunications, space navigations, remote sensing, space resources, astronomy, and space life sciences. All of these topics will be addressed with a very broad brush, as the student will study them more in-depth during later courses in the aerospace studies degree program. Instruction is primarily through readings (both textbook and online), along with weekly classroom discussions. As the first space studies course in the AS and BS degree in Space Studies program, this course also focuses on research and writing methods appropriate to space studies. The web readings listed under "Web Resources" will discuss critical elements of research, writing, style and formatting. The Turabian style (also known as the Chicago style) is required for all courses in this program. The course will introduce the student to a variety of research sources that will be useful in future space studies courses. (Prerequisite: MATH111)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Introduction Week 1 2.50 %
Forum Week 2 2.50 %
Forum Week 3 2.50 %
Forum week 4 2.50 %
Forum Week 5 2.50 %
Forum Week 6 2.50 %
Forum Week 7 2.50 %
Forum Week 8 2.50 %
Quizzes (5) 40.00 %
Quiz 1 8.00 %
Quiz 2 8.00 %
Quiz 3 8.00 %
Quiz 4 (week 5) 8.00 %
Quiz 5 (Week 7) 8.00 %
Research Proposal/Outline 7.50 %
Research Proposal 7.50 %
Annotated Bibliography 7.50 %
Annotated Bibligraphy 7.50 %
Research Paper Rough Draft 10.00 %
Rough Draft 10.00 %
Research Paper Final 15.00 %
Final Paper 15.00 %
Book Title:Something New Under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age - eBook available through the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:9780387949147
Author:Gavaghan, Helen
Unit Cost:$24.29
Book Title:Frontiers of Space Exploration, 2nd Ed-E-book provided inside the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780313325243
Publication Info:ABC-CLIO
Author:Launius, Roger
Unit Cost:$51.78

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.