AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 34. Teaching Astronomy in Colleges and Universities
Display, Thursday, January 7, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibits Hall 1

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[34.12] Toward a More Research-Rich Teaching Environment: A Short Course on Observational Astronomy

R. J. Thompson, Jr., C. A. Arning, W. Bailey, J. Bowden, R. Henry, J. Mosley, C. Stevenson (McMurry University)

Every year, during the three weeks between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer semester, McMurry University offers what are known as May Term courses. These courses are primarily highly focused, special topics courses which could not be taught during a full semester. Many also involve a travel component. The courses meet for three hours per day, five days a week. This type of concentrated approach enables the instructor to attempt new or experimental methods for delivering course content. This poster will describe one course built entirely around an astronomical research project and depending on a special arrangement between a small liberal arts university and a private research foundation, Lowell Observatory.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: rthompson@mcm.edu

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