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Active as of Fall Semester 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Exploring the Edge of Space

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1460

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

In this course students will work as a team to plan and successfully conduct a near-space high-altitude balloon flight (HAB). Such flights involve learning Earth surface and atmospheric structure and dynamic processes, hypothesis writing, experimental design and construction, electronics testing and assembly, microcontroller programming, data collection and analysis, and scientific report writing. Successful execution of a near-space HAB flight requires extensive teamwork and collaboration. At least one all-day off campus field excursion is required for this course. Whenever possible students in this class will collaborate with students of other courses, colleges,and K-12 schools. Collaboration in this case may involve presenting technical and science topics to other CLC and to K-12 students, and helping others with experimental design and construction, and interpreting data.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1460 - Exploring the Edge of Space

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1460 - Exploring the Edge of Space

There are no corequisites for this course.