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Astronomy 301 - Spring 2007
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
TTh 11:00 - 12:30 · WEL 3.502 · Unique No. 48880
TTh 12:30 - 2:00 · WEL 3.502 · Unique No. 48885


Professor

Prof. Paul Shapiro

Office: RLM 16.204
Hours: TBA
Phone: (512) 471-9422
or leave word at 471-3000
email


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TA
Review Sessions &
Individual Help

Mr. Sean Couch

TA
Homework Grading
[Section 48880 ONLY]

Ms. Hyo Jeong Kim

[Section 48885 ONLY]
Mr. Daniel Kagan

Textbook

(Required) Bennett, J., Donahue, M., Schneider, N., Voit, M. The Cosmic Perspective (2007 Edition), (Addison-Wesley) ISBN: 0-8053-7248-2.

Exams

There will be four exams during the semester and no final exam. Tentative Exam Dates: Feb. 13, March 8, April 10, May 3. The exams will be objective multiple choice.

Homework

There will be required reading assignments. Problems will be assigned regularly and must be handed in. They should be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date. Since solutions will be posted at the end of class on the due date, no late homework can be accepted.

Grading

The course grade will be based on the average of the scores on the four exams and the graded homework sets. All of the homework grades averaged together will be equal in weight to one of the exams. We will drop your lowest two homework grades before we take the final average homework grade. We will drop your lowest exam score (but not your average homework grade) before computing your final course grade.

Help Sessions

Section 48880 [TTh 11:00-12:30]

M 6:30-7:30 PM, ENS 115
W 6:30-7:30 PM, ENS 115


Section 48885 [TTh 12:30-2:00]

M 7:30-8:30 PM, ENS 115
W 7:30-8:30 PM, ENS 115




 





18 January 2007
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