Sunday, 14 January 2007
Online Ocean Course at Columbus State University
Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
In the Spring Semester of 2007, Columbus State University will offer for the first time the American Meteorology Society's Online Ocean course. Columbus State is a mid-sized public university located in southwest Georgia and currently has nearly 8000 students. CSU offers a number of graduate programs including a Master of Science degree program in Environmental Sciences. Our student body consists of both traditional and non-traditional students with over 25% minority enrollment. Because Columbus, Georgia is the home of Fort Benning Military Reservation, CSU also hosts students from all across the nation as well as a large number of foreign-born students. The Online Ocean course will be taught as a combination of traditional classroom instruction and internet-based individual study using real-time oceanographic and geologic data and exercises designed by leading scientists across the nation. The course will serve a varied audience, including science majors, persons from non-science majors seeking to learn more about their world, students in the College of Education planning on becoming teachers as well as current public-school teachers seeking reaccredidation, and retired military individuals seeking to further their knowledge.