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AST 309R · Galaxies, Quasars, and Universe    1   2   3  




Calculation of the grade

Component
Maximum Score
4 best-scoring out of 5 exams
4 × 15 = 60
3 homework assignments
3 × 10 = 30
Total
90

Score Range
Grade
75 – 90
A
60 – 74
B
50 – 59
C
40 – 49
D
0 – 39
F

Attendance

Since many concepts covered in the course are not covered in the textbook, please attend the lecture. WEL 3.502 has noisy doors and thus please do arrive on time and do not leave the lecture room until lecture ends, to avoid distracting other students.

Please sit in the front rows – do not sit in the rear of the room! Also, please do let me know if you cannot read the information on the blackboard or on the projector display.

You are strongly encouraged to raise your hand to ask questions during lecture. If I do not notice that you have raised your hand, please call my name, and ask your question.

Please do not read newspapers, magazines or books that are unrelated to the course. You may use your laptops to take notes, but do not use the laptop for chat, computer games, etc. during lecture since this is highly distracting to anyone sitting next to you or behind you. For the same reasons, please do not converse during lecture.

SCHEDULE

Lecture
Date
Day
 
1
August 30
Th
Introduction to the Course
2
September 4
T
 
3
September 6
Th
 
4
September 11
T
 
5
September 13
Th
 
6
September 18
T
First Exam
7
September 20
Th
 
8
September 25
T
First Homework Due
9
September 27
Th
 
10
October 2
T
 
11
October 4
Th
 
12
October 9
T
Second Exam
13
October 11
Th
 
14
October 16
T
 
15
October 18
Th
 
16
October 23
T
Second Homework Due
17
October 25
Th
 
18
October 30
T
Third Exam
19
November 1
Th
 
20
November 6
T
 
21
November 8
Th
 
22
November 13
T
 
23
November 15
Th
Fourth Exam
24
November 20
T
 
 
 
 
~THANKSGIVING~
25
November 27
T
 
26
November 29
Th
Third Homework Due
27
December 4
T
 
28
December 6
Th
Fifth Exam




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4 September 2007
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