Honors 101 Tentative Syllabus

You should understand that this syllabus will be in a near-constant state of flux. We will be constantly changing it to fit what actually happens in class as opposed to our best guess at the moment.

Par==Paradigms Lost                                  Handbook==The Bedford Handbook      
Handouts==Extra Handouts/Readings       


Short Paper due
LHC:
Cycle
Day
Date
Topic
Work
Assigned
Due
1
2
1/15
Discussion of research project
Look for appropriate topics and references



4
1/17
Jessie Petricka





6
1/21
Gillian Ryan




2
2
1/23
Research in Clemens Computer lab
find references
assign draft 0
Settle on topic

4
1/25
Matt Wiebold
Research paper thesis
Group discussion of thesis
topics if there is time



6
1/29
Discuss thesis topics in groups

Review Chapter 6 of Algorithms

3
2
1/31
Discuss Chapter 6 of
Algorithms
Discussion A Plenitude of Planets
Planet Finding Methods
Earth Sized Planets Common in Galaxy
Amateur Astronomers Discover 42 Alien Planets
Life Possible on Extrasolar Moons
4.5 Billion 'Alien Earths' May Populate Milky Way
Final topic
with THESIS due

4
2/4
Feminism

Draft 0.5 assigned

6
2/6
Discuss paper structure and outlines


Draft 0 due
4
2
2/08
Planet Hunting
Discussion about Planets

4
2/12
Another Algorithm
Shadow Scholar,
Why Cheating Matters,
Slip Sliding Away

6
2/14
Wikipedia
Work on Wikipedia
Assignment
Wikipedia Assignment
Assign Draft 1
Draft 0.5 due
5
2
2/18
Academic Dishonesty Discuss Articles about Academic Dishonesty


Short paper assigned?



4
2/20
Research with
Computers Why Mathematics Works by Mario Livio
Dream Machine by Rivka Galchen
The Trouble with Scientists by Deborah Blum
Science Blogs and Caveat Emptor


6
2/26
Student led Discussions (1)


6
2
2/28
Student led discussions (2)

Scientific Misconduct Readings Peer Review (read up until 3.1 Justification)
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Top 10 scientific scandals of the decade
Big Trouble in the World of "Big Physics"
Physics and Pixie Dust
 

4
3/04
Research paper
Discuss Draft 1
Assign Draft 2


6
3/06
Scientific Misconduct

Nova:CERN 13 minute video on CERN's Large Hadron Collider
Higgs: Chasing the Higgs Boson
Briane Greene on the status of the search for the Higg's Boson
More details on Higgs from Frank Wiczek (optional)
Neutrinos: Particles break light-speed limit
Faster-than-light neutrino measurement has two possible errors (optional)
Once Again, Physicists Debunk Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
Draft 1 due
7
2
3/08
More fun with feminism

The Sigma Structure Symphony by Gregory Benford


4
3/12
More feminism discussion




6
3/14
Pi Day !
LHC, Higg's particle, and neutrinos

Draft Wikipedia Assignment due
8
2
3/18
SNOW DAY




4
3/20
Research paper

Discuss Draft 2

6
3/22
Fall Registration Meetings
Women in Science paper
Draft 2 due
Spring Break
9
2
4/03
Conferences for Draft 2



4
4/05
fun talks Discuss Final presentations



6
4/09
Knots



10
2
4/11
SNOW DAY




4
4/15
Practice Presentations in class


6
4/17
Visit with CSB President MaryAnn Baenneger

Women in Science paper due
11
2
4/19
Final Presentations in class



4
4/23
Final Presentation in class


Research Paper due


4/24

Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day posters from 8-9am PE212, lunch from 12-1



6
4/26
Discuss CSC talks


Wikipedia Assignment due
12
2
4/30
Final Presentations in Class


4
5/2
Post-test
Post-test



6
5/6
Brain Teasers





Finals Week





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