Extra Credit Assignments

By writing an extra credit essay, you may raise your grade on any graded assignment worth 20% or more by up to one letter grade, You are strongly advised to consult the Instructor before beginning an Extra Credit Assignment. You may also bring outlines and drafts of your extra credit essay for criticism and improvement during regular office hours. Extra Credit assignments may be handed in at any time before the Final exam..

No extra credit will be available for the Final exam.

Essay options: At any time during the semester attend a public lecture at the university on a subject connected with the history of science. Write a two page (500 word) report on what you heard. In your report identify the main thesis or the most interesting idea presented by the speaker. Explain why you agree or disagree, giving reasons. For the current schedule of history of science lectures and colloquiua visit:


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Drs. Peter Hotez and Maria Elena Bottazzi from Baylor College of Medicine will give lectures on Tropical Disease, Vaccines and Global Health will take place on September 11th from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the Community Room, on the 9th floor of Dale Hall tower
Dr. Hotez will also give a lecture titled: "Your Brand and Career in Global Health and the Biomedical Sciences" on September 11th from 12:00 to 1:00pm, again  in the Community Room, on the 9th floor of Dale Hall tower