Homework: Assignments will be posted to the course webpage each Monday, to be turned in the following Monday. However, the first assignment will be due January 22. You may discuss the homework assignments with other students, but you should write up your work independently. No late homework will be accepted.
There will be an in-class midterm examination
Wednesday, February 13.
Interested students are encouraged to do independent
projects. These would cover topics not directly addressed
in my lectures, but close in spirit to the course.
While students are encouraged to develop their own
topics, lists of potential subjects will be distributed
later in the semester. The final form of the project
could be either a ten-page expository
paper or a one-hour lecture.
Potential projects, in Postscript or PDF
For students not doing projects:
For students doing projects:
Accomodations: Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact Disabled Student Services in the Ley Student Center.
Office: Herman Brown 422
Phone: (713) 348-5261
Office hours: M 1:00PM, W 3:00PM, F 10:00AM