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Physics and Astronomy

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

A conversation before a science project

Physics and Astronomy - ASTR Courses


100. Astronomy (3) F,S

Corequisites: One course from General Education Category B.2 and ASTR 100L.
Introductory course in astronomy. The earth moon system and the planets, the stars and their constitution. Survey of the methods of astronomical observation.
(Lecture 3 hrs.)

100L. Introductory Astronomy Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisites/Corequisites: One course from Category B.2 of the GE requirements; ASTR 100.
Astronomical coordinates, star maps, magnitude, spectral classification, ages of stars, distance to star clusters.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ASTR 101. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)


370I. Planetary Environments (3) F,S

Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation and the G.E. B.1.b category; upper division status.
Planets and moons analyzed as to surface geology, interiors, atmospheres, etc. Methodologies and scientific reasoning about nature and origins of features. Origin of terrestrial life, including role of extinction events, and probable requirements for life elsewhere in universe.
(Lecture 3 hrs.)