Our aim is to make this course challenging and rewarding. However, it is up to you to make the most out of the experience. If you come well prepared to all lectures, discussions, and workshops; if you are eager to participate in discussions - listening, asking, and commenting, bse will be a memorable and valuable course. Please read the course description for more information about the learning objectives of sm 131. Below you will find the requirements of the course and assignments. Our questromtools pages (a1) will serve as our central communications link. We use the website to post assignments and other course information. Punctuality is an important component of attendance for lectures, discussions, and workshops. We will consider that you are absent if you arrive late to class. Classes start promptly and your grade for the course will be negatively impacted by excessive lateness.