- Degrees & Programs
- Student Activities
- Career Services
Course Code: SPST307 Course ID: 3154 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course assesses the various aspects of policy surrounding space activities and investigates how space policy evolves from historical contexts through policy outcomes, including law, commerce, the environment, international cooperation, and national security. (Prerequisites: SPST200 or SPST300)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
During this course, we can maintain contact in several ways. The first and best is via Message; next is my campus e-mail. Finally, feel free to call me. Although I don’t mind phone calls, most questions are best answered in writing so that the information can be referred to again in the future. Students are expected to maintain routine contact (weekly) throughout the course.
You will find a grading rubric attached to each assignment that will serve as a guide to use in understanding what will be important considerations for your submissions.
1. Post your responses in the correlated forum
2. Post responses to at least two other learners for each forum
3. Make sure you comply with ALL forum requirements each week
The short essays provide an analysis of a given reading. Each should be approximately 1.5 – 2 pages summarizing what you believe to be the most important point in the reading and your supporting argument or rationale. This essay expands on your forum response and shows a better understanding of the topic. Details are provided in the Assignments Tab.
The two short papers provide a deeper analysis of a given topic. The topic of one paper will be the 'Impacts of Space on the Economy' and the other will be 'Coalitions'. Each should be approximately 4-5 pages of double-spaced text, with supporting references, that expands your understanding of the respective paper topic. Detailed instructions are provided in the Assignments Tab.
There is a short quiz in week 6 that tests your understanding of that week's readings.
The final paper will test your ability to use the information learned throughout the course. The topic will be a Critique of U.S. National Space Policy. Details of this 10-12 page paper will be posted at the beginning of week 7 in the Assignments Tab and is due at the end of Week 8.
Your paper will automatically be submitted to Turnitin.com for a similarity rating.
Please submit the paper in one of the following formats: .PDF; .DOC; .DOCX; or .TXT
|Student Essays||20.00 %|
|Week 2 - Essay: US National Space Policy Review||6.67 %|
|Week 4 - Essay: Policy Process||6.67 %|
|Week 5 - Essay: Presidents and Congress||6.67 %|
|Student Forum Replies||25.00 %|
|2F - US Space Policy Forum Responses||3.47 %|
|3F - Rationales and Economy Forum Responses||3.47 %|
|4F - Policy Process Forum Responses||3.47 %|
|5F - Presidents and Congress Forum Responses||3.47 %|
|6F - China's Growing Capabilities||3.47 %|
|7F - Coalitions Forum Responses||3.47 %|
|8F - Final Paper||3.47 %|
|1F - Introduction||0.69 %|
|Final Paper||20.00 %|
|Week 8 - Final Paper||20.00 %|
|Short Papers||25.00 %|
|Week 3 - Short Paper: Impacts of Space on the Economy||12.50 %|
|Week 7 - Short Paper: Coalitions||12.50 %|
|307 Quiz||10.00 %|
A complete package of supporting lesson briefings can be found within the Resources Folder. If additional material is required, such documents will be posted in the Resources area, with an alert posted in the Announcements area of the classroom.
Be sure to use the APUS Online Library Research Center, as well as the APUS Space Studies Homepage in support of your research efforts. Additional resources are listed at the end of this document.
Other Material and Research
Students are encouraged to refer to other professional, technical, or scientific publications to broaden the content and depth of their work as it relates to Space Policy.
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Space and Defense Policy - E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.