SRVY-1301-01 - Introduction to Surveying
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
SRVY-1301-01 - Introduction to Surveying
|Instructor||Hall-Rattray, Deanna Christi|
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|Course Description||This is a course that teaches students to use survey equipment and create survey drawings. It is a prerequisite course to Civil Drafting.|
|Course Prerequisites||DFTG 1409 BASIC CAD PREREQUISTE|
|Required Textbooks||Surveying Fundamentals and Practices, 7th edition by Jerry Nathanson, Michael Lanzafama, and Philip Kissam. (2017) Pearson Publishers. ISBN: 978-0134414430|
1. A student is allowed a maximum of 6 absences and may be automatically dropped from the course on the 7th absence.
2. Three (3) tardies are equivalent to 1 absence
3. A student's grade will drop a full letter grade for every 3 absences.
4. Attendance is defined as actively participating and listening in class.
5. Each class is worth 10 points each with students being graded on their level of participation.
Attendance Scale - (Points)
10 Full Participation
8 Partially attentive, texting during lecture or equivalent activity
5 Coming in late or after lecture, leaving early, and texting/taking calls
3 Working on another class' homework in addition to the other
0 Not in attendance, playing games or viewing inappropriate websites
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Prefessionalism up to 180 total points
Chapter Reviews and Exercises 25%
Surveying Activities 15%
Total Grade 100%
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2018 - 1:00 PM Through May 7, 2018 - 3:30 PM|
WEEK 1: Syllabus Review, Pre-test, and Course Introduction
WEEK 2: Basic Concepts of Surveying (Ch 1), complete Chapter Review and Exercises
WEEK 3: Measurements and Computations (Ch 2), complete Chapter Review and Exercises
WEEK 4: Basic Mathematics for Surveying (Ch 3), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 5: Quiz 1, Measuring Horizontal Distances (Ch 4), complete Chapter Review and Exercises
WEEK 6: Measuring Vertical Distances (Ch 5), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 7: Measure Angle and Directions (Ch 6), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 8: Quiz 2, Horizontal Control Surveys (Ch 7) Chapter Review & Exercises
WEEK 9: Property Surveys (Ch 8), Chapter Review & Exercises
WEEK 10: Topographical Surveys and Maps (Ch 9), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 11: Highway curves and Earthwork (Ch 10), complete Chapter Review and Exercises
WEEK 12: Construction Surveys (Ch 11), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 13: Quiz 3
WEEK 14: Survey Project
WEEK 15: Survey Project (cont'd.)
WEEK 16: Notebook Due and Final Test
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
M 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no class)
W 17 Syllabus Review, Course Introduction, and Course Pre-Test
M 22 Lecture: Ch 1; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 24 Lecture: Ch 1; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 29 Lecture: Ch 2; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 31 Lab Day: Finish Chapter Exercises
M 5 Lecture: Ch 3; Lab Day: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 7 Lecture: Quiz 1 Review; Lab: Complete Unit 1 Chapter Reviews and Exercises
M 12 Quiz #1, Lecture: Ch 4; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 14 Lecture: Ch 4; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 19 Lecture: Ch 5; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 21 Lecture: Ch 23; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 26 Lecture: Ch 6; Lab: continue Chapter Review and Exercises
W 28 Lecture: Ch 6; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 5 Lecture: Review for Midterm (Quiz 2); Lab Day: Complete Unit 2
W 7 Midterm - Test 2
March 12 - 16 is Spring Break, so no classes!
M 19 Lecture: Ch 7; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 21 Lecture: Ch 7; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 26 Lecture: Ch 8; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 28 Lecture: Ch 8; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 2 Lecture: Ch 9; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 4 Lecture: Ch 9; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 9 Lecture: Ch 10; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises for Unit 3 due
W 11 Quiz 3
M 16 Lecture: Ch 11; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
W 18 Lecture: Ch 11; Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 23 Lab: Chapter Review and Exericses
W 25 Lab: Chapter Review and Exercises
M 30 Lab Day:Survey Project
W 2 Lab Day:Survey Project
M 7 Final Exam from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills:
Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills:
Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO 1. Complete a detailed assembly drawing project which incorporates advanced skills required by industry; demonstrate concepts which would include geometric dimensioning and tolerances; interpret field notes, develop documents for a civil project; and analyze and layout drainage and utilities infrastructure.
PSLO 2. Utilize drafting terms, symbols, construction materials, and processes to produce drawings; identify components of structural systems; use charts and standards.
PSLO 4. Describe the surveying profession and its impact; apply basic surveying terminology, surveying equipment and measurements; apply mathematical principles and use scientific calculators to calculate survey error aNd adjustment;
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
1. Students may be moved around for the purpose of taking a test.
2. Every student must have a copy of the required textbooks and supplies.
3. Your lowest Exam grade will be dropped.
4. Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
5. Extra Credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
6. Student IDs are required to take the first (1st) Exam and must be visible during the test.
7, Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for each day late, and a student will receive an automatic "0" on the sixth day.
8. Students are required to read any assigned reading.
9. There is no tolerance for plagarism or academic dishonesty in any form, including unacknowledged or borrowing of proprietary material, copying answers or papers, fabrication, collusion, falsifying documents, using crib sheets, unauthorized help during exams, or passing off someone else's work as one's own.
Student Code of Conduct Statement
It is the responsibility of all registered Lamar State College - Port Arthur students to access, read, understand and abide by all published policies, regulations, and procedures listed in the LSCPA Catalog and Student Handbook.
- It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class. The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.
- If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
- The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
- The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
- State laws permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
- If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
- Computer failure, loss of flash drive, loss or corruption of documents, and/or lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last miute to complete class work or exams.
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaveing class early without informing the instructor; surfing the internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
E-mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student's name, course, and any working return phone number.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use another student's USB or file, only their own unless there is a team assignment.
Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other student's work in their possession for any reason.
If a student uses another student's files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. I caught cheating, the students will get a "0" on the assignment or project. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of "0" for the course.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the materialís creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeareís Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
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If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just wonít use your data.
Whatís the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PAís assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrarís office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the studentsí overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a ďNOĒ will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PAís efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|