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Course Code: SPST634 Course ID: 4942 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Asteroids, meteorites, and comets, the leftover material from the formation of our solar system, are all key to understanding its origin. The composition, history and interrelationships of these objects will be covered, as well as their influence on the Earth and other bodies, and what they tell us about the early solar system.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week 1: Introduction 2.50 %
Week 2: Meteors and Meteorites 2.50 %
Week 3: Asteroids 2.50 %
Week 4: Your Choice (two topics) 2.50 %
Week 5: Comets 2.50 %
Week 6: Your Choice (three topics) 2.50 %
Week 7: What's the Big Deal? 2.50 %
Week 8: Course Wrap-up 2.50 %
Homework 30.00 %
WK2 Homework #1 10.00 %
WK4 Homework #2 10.00 %
WK6 Homework #3 10.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
WK3 Research Paper Topic/Thesis Statement 1.00 %
WK5 Research Paper Outline 4.00 %
WK7 Research Paper 15.00 %
Midterm 15.00 %
Final Exam 15.00 %
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:Comets: Nature, Dynamics, Origin, and their Cosmogonical Relevance - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781402034909
Publication Info:Springer Lib
Author:Fernandez
Unit Cost:$161.69
 
Book Title:Meteorites, Comets, and Planets : Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, Volume 1 (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780080447209
Publication Info:Elsevier Science & Technology Lib
Author:Davis, A.M., H D Holland, and A M Davis
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.