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Astronomy (ASTR) 2016-2017


ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe (A, SP, SU) 3 credits


This course covers the potential for life elsewhere in the universe based on the discovery of extra-solar planets and the nature of life on Earth. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $1.00

 

ASTR 1161 The Solar System (A, SP, SU) 3 credits

This course offers an introduction to astronomy focusing on the solar system. Topics include the night sky, seasons, phases, eclipses; gravity, light and telescopes; solar system origins; planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets, and exoplanets. This course may require additional time outside of scheduled class hours.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher and placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $7.00

 

ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies (A, SP, SU) 3 credits

This course explores stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Topics include gravity and light; the Sun; stellar properties, structure, and evolution; star formation and star death; black holes, white dwarfs and neutron stars; galaxies and galaxy formation; and the structure, history and future of the universe. This course may require additional time outside of scheduled class hours.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher and placement into ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $7.00

 

ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory (A, SP, SU) 1 credit

ASTR 1400 presents laboratory investigations of light and matter, the Earth's astronomical environment, and an analysis of astronomical data. Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher; ASTR 1161 or ASTR 1162 (or concurrently) Lab fee: $6.00