PH104 W07 Syllabus


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PH104 DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY WINTER 2007 Instructor : Matthew Price Office : WNGR 215 Phone: 737-1726 (emergency please) E-mail : , Web site: OFFICE HOURS : M 2-4 PM in WNGR 206 LECTURES: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 13:00 - 13:50 in WNGR 151 TEXT: The Essential Cosmic Perspective (4th ed.) by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, and Voit (Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2004). LAB PACKET : Available at the Book Store. Required For Labs Objective: Students will learn the tools of science through astronomy. These tools are observation, interpretation, analysis, and model building. Students must understand the use of models, argument and uncertainty, and theory in the science of astronomy. We will highlight some of the more interesting concepts in astronomy, and what there is still to learn in astronomy. After this course students will be able to discuss some of the more intriguing astronomical questions going on today. A detailed list of learning objectives for the course will be supplied. Expectations: The students will be expected to do their own work, and should understand that plagiarism is punishable under the Oregon State University Student Conduct Regulations. Students will be expected to attend their scheduled labs, lectures, quizzes, and exams without being late. Class Communications: In order to communicate effectively with me or your TAs, e-mail is the preferred communication device. When sending e-mail place PH104 in the subject line of your e-mail. Any e-mail with this subject will get priority, since I do not need to filter through this email first. Any course documents that I post will be on the PH104 Web site located at or on Blackboard as warranted. Grades will be put on Blackboard only. To access Blackboard, you must have an ONID account. If you do not know your ONID account, you can find more information at, . Access to Blackboard can be found at . The PH104 Website can be accessed at Students with Disabilities : Students with documented disabilities who may need special accommodations in the lecture, lab, or examinations should make an appointment with the instructor to discuss those accommodations. Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Students with accommodations approved through SSD are responsible for contacting the faculty member in
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2009 for the course PH 104 taught by Professor Price during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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