Course Name: 

Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems


  • Fall 2020


Remote Learning Details: 

Will lectures be available asynchronously? All lecture content will be available asynchronously. We anticipate this will be through a combination of offline videos accessible for the class, and zoom recordings of synchronous lectures made available shortly after lectures conclude.

Are there any aspects of the lecture that would require live, synchronous attendance? No

Will recitations be available asynchronously? We anticipate that depending upon student demand and TA availability, 1-2 recitation sections a week may be recorded for asynchronous viewing. We will additionally be scheduling recitations spread throughout the day to aid in accessibility across time zones.

Are there any aspects of the recitation that would require live, synchronous attendance? No

Has the format and length of exams been decided? If so, can you describe how exams will be conducted in your course? Each exam must be taken within a 2 day time period from its release. While the exams will be designed to be completed within a 50 minute period (as in the case of a normal semester),students will be able to choose a 180 minute window within that period to take the exam. Exams will be open materials. Strictly no collaboration or discussion of the exam during the entire exam period will be allowed.

Are there other graded elements of the course (e.g., quizzes, take-home exams, etc..)? If so, can you describe the format of these? We will release problem sets roughly every week. Collaboration on these is encouraged.

Will you offer schedulable 1-on-1 office hours? Professors will be available by appointment if there are timing constraints or concerns that students would rather discuss in a one-on-one setting.

Are each of these elements set, or do you anticipate changing the format or graded aspects of the class? These are largely set - however, we will work to proactively communicate with the class if circumstances dictate any changes to these plans.