SYLLABUS ASTR 4010
TIME AND PLACE: Tu,Th 2:00-3:15 SBO S125 (Observatory)
GOALS OF THIS COURSE: To introduce seniors with a serious interest in astronomy to the practicalities of modern professional astronomy.
PREPARATION: It is assumed that students in this course are seniors with a major in astronomy.
EXAMS: There will be no in-class exams.
MATERIAL: This class attempts to bring together three important and
useful aspects of the astrophysics profession.
HOMEWORK: There will be quantitative homework projects assigned. About half the class time will be devoted to working on the computers and solving your difficulties with the assignments.
PROJECT: There will be a major assignment to perform some data analysis and write it up as a mock paper at the end of the semester.
COURSE GRADE: The curve in the class will be very high -- mostly A's. Your grade will be based on reports, problem sets and projects..