Astronomy 380: History of the Cosmos in Western Culture
Spring 2007  

Information | Outline | Sources | Guidelines | Notices



NEW (5/02/07)   The take-home final exam is HERE. Information on the deadline and instructions for taking and returning the exam are included. If any aspect of the exam is unclear, please email or call Drs. Cowie or Joseph for clarification.

NEW (5/02/07)   An informal survey on all aspects of the course is here:    PDF  |   Plain text

(4/03/07)   Information on the required research paper is HERE. This includes a list of suggested topics and the scheduled due date. Please pay attention to the intermediate dates on the schedule, especially the deadline for approval of topic.

Time & Place
Tues, Thurs, 1:30 - 2:45, in Watanabe 112.

Textbook & Required Reading
Science and Technology in World History, An Introduction (2nd Edition)   by James E. McClellan III & Harold Dorn
The Fabric of the Heavens   by Stephen Toulmin & June Goodfield
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo   by Stillman Drake (Ed.)
The Fabric of the Cosmos   by Brian Greene

Home Page:   http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/
The class website will be the primary source for course schedule information, links to useful web material and anything handed out in class.

Instructors :
Robert Joseph, joseph@ifa.hawaii.edu
Office : Watanabe 423, phone 956-2973; Institute for Astronomy C-120, phone 956-8531.
Office Hours : T Th 12:45 - 1:30 pm in Wat 423 (956-2973), or by appointment at the Institute for Astronomy (956-8531).

Antoinette Cowie, acowie@ifa.hawaii.edu
Office : Watanabe 423, phone 956-2973; Institute for Astronomy B-219, phone 956-8379.
Office Hours : T Th 12:45 - 1:30 pm in Wat 423 (956-2973), or by appointment at the Institute for Astronomy (956-8379).

Schedule & Outline of the Course  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/outline.html)
List of course topics with links to required reading, course materials and useful information.
This is the primary link to course material in this website.

Online Source Material  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/sources.html)
Links to online texts and other source material.

Recommended Reading  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/reading_list.html)
Hints for further reading. More hints for each topic can be found on the page for that topic.

Lecture Notes  (Password required)
Links to lecture notes, by topic. These can also be accessed from the webpage for each topic (see the Outline page). A password is required to access this page.

Class Discussion Materials  (Password required)
Links to background materials for class discussions, by topic. These can also be accessed from the webpage for each topic (see the Outline page). A password is required to access this page.

NEW  Homework  (Password required)
Links to homework related to class discussions, by topic. A password is required to access this page.

Course Guidelines  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/guide.html)
Read here to find out how the course will be run and how your grade will be computed.

Course Notices & Announcements  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/notices.html)
Check here for any organizational notices, things like changes in deadlines, changes in the reading, any special events. Anything announced in class will find its way to this page.

Important Dates  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/acowie/class07/dates.html)
Deadlines, exam dates, holidays.

 

The Bulletin Board
A copy of everything handed out in class will also be available on the bulletin board near Watanabe 404. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, turn right and go to the end of the hall.

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Antoinette Songaila Cowie  (acowie@ifa.hawaii.edu)