Astronomy 221: Stars and Planets
Instructor: Heather Morrison, Sears 558, phone 368 6698
Office hours Wednesday 3:30-4:30. Also, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or set up a time to catch me.
Teaching Assistant: Ashley Shukayr Sears 561, email@example.com
Ashley's office hours: Friday 2:30-3:30.
Class home page is http://astroweb.case.edu/heather/221.14/index.html
Text (required): Astronomy, a Physical Perspective, 2nd edition, by Kutner. I will also refer sometimes to "Modern Astrophysics", by Carroll and Ostlie, which is on reserve in the astronomy library, as reference.
There will be homework sets given out every 2-3 weeks, 4 short in-class tests and a final exam.
Grades: Homework: 35% Tests: 30% Final: 35%
Late homework policy: we will deduct 10% of the total grade for every day late, unless previous arrangements have been made with Prof Morrison.
Classes will be interactive, with lots of group discussions of the material.