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As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
The study of the world ocean and the role of the ocean in the Earth system including the flow and transformations of water and energy into and out of the ocean; the physical and chemical properties of seawater; circulation; marine life and its adaptations; and interactions between the ocean and the other components of the Earth.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 3 lab)
Ocean Studies Student ePackage Rental. This package contains an electronic version of both the text and the investigations manual.
Ocean Studies: Introduction to Oceanography , 4th Ed. eTextbook
Ocean Studies eInvestigations Manual 2021-2022 & Summer 2022
E-text and manual can be purchased from the AC bookstore or at the following website:
The digital editions of the books are available in two forms; a web version and a e-reader downloadable version. I highly recommend purchasing the web version as it is much easier to access. If you choose to download the epub to your computer, in order to read the e-manuals, you must install an e-pub reader on your computer. When you go to the AMS bookstore to download your manual, you will see a link there to Adobe for a free reader. It will greatly simplify the download of the manual if you install the reader first.
You must have the Ocean Studies Textbook and the 2021-2022 Investigations Manual in order to successfully complete this course.
To complete the course the student needs a computer with internet access and the computer must be able to run Google Earth in order to complete the course project.
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
The Final grade will be composed of:
Discussion Thread 5%
Weekly Investigations 40%
The 2 lowest Investigations and 1 lowest exam score will be dropped. The drop grades are taken into account from the start of the semester, so the grade that shows as your overall average has the lowest grades already dropped.
The overall course grade will be according to the following percentages:
A 90 - 100 %
B 80 - 89.99 %
C 70 - 79.99 %
D 60 - 69.99 %
F - Below 60 %
There will be no extra credit assignments. If you have a question about a grade, you have two weeks from the date that the grade is posted to ask for a review. After that two weeks the grade will be permanent.
If you have not completed any assignments or contacted the instructor by the 12th class day of the semester (Sept. 11), you will automatically be dropped from the course and will not be able to re-enroll.
The last day to drop the course is April 21st. It is your responsibility to monitor your grade and determine if you need to drop. You must initiate the drop process by contacting your instructor.
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