Weather for Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports
Advisory Message for Summer Students We are delighted that you are considering taking ATSC 113 in
summer. Based on feedback from students in past summers, most
students preferred that the course be compressed into a 6-week term at
the start of summer (i.e., UBC summer Term 1).
One of the features of ATSC 113 during winter
term is that the online assignments are available within multi-day
windows. This gives students the flexibility to fit the
assignments around their already-busy schedules.
But during a compressed 6-week summer term, students have the same
number of assignments as in winter, but half the time to complete
them. Namely, the “open” times for each assignment window is cut
in half. Based on this time compression:
Otherwise, the summer course is exactly the same as in fall and winter
terms. It covers the same topics with the same online content,
and has the same Learning Goals. It could prove useful for your
weather-related endeavors, and satisfies 3 credits of science elective
- You are likely to have online ATSC 113 assignments due almost every day in summer Term 1.
- You should plan to dedicate about 20 hours/week on this course in summer Term 1.
We want you to be successful in all of your university studies, which is why the time committment in Summer should be one of the factors you consider. The summer schedule for this course is posted on our Schedule page: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/courses/atsc113/home/schedule.html
This May 2020, we will block registration into this course at 4 pm
PDT on Wednesday 13 May 2020. After that time, no more students
allowed to add the Summer sections of this course. We do this to give
registered students an equal chance of success by not missing any of
assignments. If you are unable to register into ATSC 113 before 4 pm
PDT on Wednesday 13 May 2020, we invite you to consider taking the course
Fall or Spring instead. Also, we
can recommend other exciting first-year courses in our department that are still open for registration until the end of the normal summer add/drop period.
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Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports
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