Dr. Paul Harvey
Office: RLM 16.230
Hours: TTh 11-12
or anytime by appt.
Phone: (512) 471-3452
Introductory Remarks To Ast 309L And Answers to Typical Questions
Office: SZB 314
Hours: MTh 2-4
or by appt.
Extraterrestrial Life, 5th Ed, by Evans
The Search for Life in the Universe,
by Goldsmith and Owen
There will be 4 tests. There will be absolutely no
make-up tests, no matter how good your reason is for missing the test.
(If you have an excused absence, talk to me BEFORE the test about
taking it at some time convenient for you). If you contact me about your problem after the test has
taken place or have simply not had time to study because your best friend
just broke up with his girlfriend and you had to spend all night drinking
with him, then that test will be counted as a ZERO unless you choose the
option below. Tests will be a combination of
multiple choice, true-false, and essay questions.
If you miss a single test, you have ONE option to avoid having its grade
counted as a zero. You may opt to submit a "summary paper"
describing an article from "Scientific American" magazine on a
subject appropriate to the section of the course that was covered
in the test that you missed. The rules for such papers will be posted
separately, but will include such things as points taken off for
spelling and grammar mistakes. In addition, this paper must be
turned in prior to the next test day in the course (or in the case of
missing the last test, must be turned in before the last test is handed
out). So think carefully if you decide to
skip a test or fail to set your alarm before a test day! And remember, only
one paper can be submitted to substitute for one test.
Cheating will be dealt with very harshly; don't do it!