ASTRO 429 - Senior Seminar
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior Astronomy concentrators. ASTRO 402 and 404.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Student-faculty discussion of selected problems in two or three currently active areas. This is also the Astronomy Department's senior writing course. Attendance at weekly department colloquia is required.

Course Description:

In this section of AY 429, we will discuss and apply techniques for writing clearly and concisely. Clear thinking becomes clear writing, and scientific discussion of a few recent articles will be an important part of this class.

Grading Policies:

Grading will be based on classroom participation and writing assignments. This will include in-class writing and peer-editing work. The final grading will be done according to the following table:

Assignment Percentage
Writing Assignments 60%
Participation 40%

Homework Policies:

Late homework is accepted, but suffers a 2-letter-grade penalty for each day late. While you may work in groups, each essay set should reflect your own understanding and be in your own words.

ASTRO 429 - Senior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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