Freshman Seminar 113
The Search for Life in the Universe
Butler College, Special Dining Room
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:20
Professor: Michael A. Strauss
110 Peyton Hall
The Search for Life in the Universe, 3rd Edition (2001)
for other books of related interest, and here
for a guide to reading the Fry book.
Donald Goldsmith and Tobias Owen, University Science Books
There will be five problem sets through the course, as well as two
papers and a presentation. Your grade in the course will be
determined as follows:
- Problem sets, 25%
- Paper 1, 10 double-spaced pages, due October 20 (midterm week), 25%
- Paper 2, 15 double-spaced pages, due January 11 (Dean's Date), 35%
- Class presentation based on one of the two papers, 10%
- Class participation (attendance, taking part in discussion, etc) 5%
A brief outline for each paper is due roughly 10 days before the paper
itself is due, and should be the result of discussions with
topics for papers.
Reading assignments will be from our two required texts; in addition,
I will have additional handouts from time to time.
I will not keep formal office hours, but (if not otherwise out of
town), I can usually be found in my office during the day, and welcome
you to drop by. Contact me by e-mail or phone first to set up an
appointment, or to make sure I'm in.
This file was constructed by Michael Strauss;
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