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Something to Think About GLY 4200C, Fall 2013. Mineralogy Prerequisites Mineralogy has prerequisites of 1 semester of college chemistry, and 1 year of.

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1 Something to Think About GLY 4200C, Fall 2013

2 Mineralogy Prerequisites Mineralogy has prerequisites of 1 semester of college chemistry, and 1 year of college physics Students have sometimes been able to register without sufficient background

3 Results in students started the course in the Fall of students had the prerequisites, 12 did not 2 of those without prerequisites dropped, losing their tuition Final grades Those with prerequisites averaged B+ Those without prerequisites averaged C-

4 Physics Physics is not really needed until about the last third of the course Some students are doing well until they hit that material It is too late to drop, and there is little time to bring your skills up to the proper level

5 Results Students who receive a grade below C will need to repeat the course Some students from two years ago appear to have left the program Students passing (C or better) often received a grade at least one full grade level below what they were capable of

6 Graduate School This will make getting in Graduate school much more difficult Students may only be able to get in second or third tier graduate schools Students without M.S. Geology degrees will earn much less money in their careers, and may be trapped in jobs with limited upward mobility

7 Repeating Courses Repeated courses do not look good on transcripts The cost is high – currently $ per credit hour for residents, or $ for this course Students enrolled in the same undergraduate course more than twice, shall be assessed an additional $ per credit hour charge in addition to the fees above, or $ for this course

8 Success Everyone at FAU wants our students to succeed When you do well, program credibility increases This helps attract more students, and improves funding Students who do poorly, or leave without graduating, have the opposite effect

9 But I need to graduate by…. When you obtain a grade lower than C, it will probably delay your graduation It your choice, but when you roll the dice, beware the snake-eyes

10 Advising In order to prevent this type of problem, Geosciences has an advising system I am the advisor for undergraduate Geology students To make an appointment, send your request and your schedule of Free Times for several days after the request date by to I try to get back to you quickly, so please check your regularly Use your FAU account to prevent problems


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