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SPST634 - Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites

Course Details

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 Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Topic #1 - Introduction 2.50 %
Topic #2 - Meteors and Meteorites 2.50 %
Topic #3 - Asteroids 2.50 %
Topic #4 - Your Choice (two topics) 2.50 %
Topic #5 - Comets 2.50 %
Topic #6 - Your Choice (three topics) 2.50 %
Topic #7 - What's the Big Deal? 2.50 %
Topic #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 Exam (Due end of Week 5) 15.00 %
Midterm Exam (Due end of Week 5) 15.00 %
Final Exam 15.00 %
Final Examination (Due end of Week 8) 15.00 %
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.