Science Technology SMT 310 Prerequisite Completion of lower

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Science & Technology SMT 310 • Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Education. •

Science & Technology SMT 310 • Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Education. • An assessment of the interrelationships of Science and Technology. Study of the development of technological advances and the scientific principles behind them. • Climatologia Geográfica 1

SMT 310 • Based on James Burke’s 1975 book “Connections” and videos from the

SMT 310 • Based on James Burke’s 1975 book “Connections” and videos from the TV series. • Lectures outlines are Power. Point presentations on Blackboard – www 2. csudh. edu/gsterling • Lectures, documents, quizzes, exams and grades all on Blackboard (Bb). 2

James Burke’s “Connections” Any edition works just fine. Available for sale or rent in

James Burke’s “Connections” Any edition works just fine. Available for sale or rent in the Book Store. 3

James Burke’s Connections • Each chapter devoted to one major technology development. – Atomic

James Burke’s Connections • Each chapter devoted to one major technology development. – Atomic Energy, Telecommunications, Computers, Assembly Line, Air Transportation, Plastics, Liquid Fuel Rockets and Television. • Chapters based on unrelated themes which are brought together to make new technology. 4

Connections Videos • Each chapter in Connections has a video presentation available on Blackboard.

Connections Videos • Each chapter in Connections has a video presentation available on Blackboard. 5

Syllabus • Blackboard (https: //toro. csudh. edu/webapps/login/) • Get it on Bb and Read

Syllabus • Blackboard (https: //toro. csudh. edu/webapps/login/) • Get it on Bb and Read it thoroughly! 6

Outline on Bb • Print it out & keep handy • It tells you

Outline on Bb • Print it out & keep handy • It tells you reading assignments, lecture and exam dates. 7

Course Quizzes on Bb • White colored quizzes • All due 11: 59 pm

Course Quizzes on Bb • White colored quizzes • All due 11: 59 pm day before exams! • Must complete each question before progressing to the next. • Read Syllabus and do Quiz 1 now. • 14 quizzes in all = 8. 5% of course grade. • Most worth 2 pts each • Snooze you lose they disappear on due date! 8

Blackboard Lecture Quizzes • Quizzes during all synchronous lectures. • Green colored quizzes •

Blackboard Lecture Quizzes • Quizzes during all synchronous lectures. • Green colored quizzes • 25 quizzes worth about 0. 5 pt each – All Wrong answers earn credit for attendance • 12. 5 pts or 3. 66% of course grade – Correct answers up to 0. 5 pt extra credit • 12. 5 extra credit pts possible or 3. 66% extra 9

Downloading Lectures • On Bb or www 2. csudh. edu/gsterling Click on lecture you

Downloading Lectures • On Bb or www 2. csudh. edu/gsterling Click on lecture you wish to download then Click on Download to save it to your hard-disc. • DO NOT print the lecture out in this format. • Instead, select Print inside Power. Point to change to three slides per page and Grayscale. 10

Prepare for lecture • • • Brief each chapter before lecture. Have Power. Point

Prepare for lecture • • • Brief each chapter before lecture. Have Power. Point slides available for notes Take notes Keep a notebook. Read assignments in “Readings” and handouts. • Study a little each day is much better than “cramming” the night before an exam. 11

Your Grade • • Based on exams, quizzes and attendance. Two of three midterms

Your Grade • • Based on exams, quizzes and attendance. Two of three midterms plus final exam. 14 quizzes completed online on Blackboard Attendance/participation via synchronous quizzes. No “make-ups” for missed tests or quizzes. There is No extra credit. Course grade is based on your best two midterm exams, quizzes and Exam 4. 12

Preparing for Exams • Complete quizzes before due date. – Due 11: 59 pm

Preparing for Exams • Complete quizzes before due date. – Due 11: 59 pm day before an exam. – See Course Outline for schedule • • Complete all reading assignments Review all lecture notes and videos. Go to Exam Preparation page on Blackboard Research and answer all trial exam questions posted on website. 13

Exams • Four exams based on all material covered since previous exam. • Online

Exams • Four exams based on all material covered since previous exam. • Online Exams • No make-ups for missed exams. • There is no extra credit. • Exam #4 must count toward your final course grade. 14