Syllabus

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Course:

AST 301: INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

Semester:

Spring 2014

Unique Nos.:

48640
48650

Hours:

T, Th 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
T, Th 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Location:

WEL 3.502

Textbook:

(Required) Bennett, J., Donahue, M., Schneider, N., Voit, M. The Cosmic Perspective (7th Edition, 2014), (Addison-Wesley) plus MasteringAstronomy with eText—Access Card Package, 7/E, ISBN-10: 0-321-83950-1 or ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83950-3.

Exams:

There will be four exams during the semester and no final exam. Tentative Exam Dates: Feb. 11, March 6, April 8, May 1. 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.

Instructor:

Prof. Paul Shapiro

Office:

RLM 16.204

Phone:

471-9422 or leave word at 471-3000

email:

shapiro@astro.as.utexas.edu

Office Hours:

Immediately following class (WEL 3.502) or by appointment

T.A.'s:

(1) Kevin Jumper – (Help/Review Sessions
& Individual Help)

 

(2) Jinsong Liu – (Homework Grading)

Help/Review Sessions:

M, W 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., WRW 102

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Stars and Dust Across Corona Australis [Bobillo]

Professor

Paul Shapiro

RLM 16.204 · (512) 471-9422 · email

Office Hours

Immediately following class, or by appt


TA

Kevin Jumper


TA

Jinsong Liu