Attendance is mandatory. Please, let me know ahead of time if, and why, you will miss a class.
Assignments in the text will be given weekly. You are not expected to master the material before class. However, you are expected to know the vocabulary introduced in the reading and to come to class prepared to discuss the material and ask questions. This is critical for having productive class time.
Homework will be assigned weekly. Late work will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Students are encouraged to work together on the homework assignments. However, your final write-up of the solutions must represent your own understanding; copying another person's work is plagiarism and will result in no credit for that assignment.
Academic Honesty is expected of all scientists, and also of all students. Cheating on homework or the final exam will result in no credit.