2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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AS 103 Observational and Solar System Astronomy 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: High school algebra or MA 100 highly recommended.

History of astronomy; observational astronomy; basic science principles and how they relate to astronomy; the celestial sphere and coordinate systems; star charts; telescopes; formation and evolution of the solar system; planetary characteristics (internal structure, surfaces, atmospheres); and comets and asteroids.

Notes:

This course may not be taken for credit toward the physics major or minor.

AS 104 Stellar/Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: High school algebra or MA 100 highly recommended.

Life cycle of stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes and supernovas; characteristics of the sun; basic physical principles applied to stellar characteristics; stellar and galactic distance measurement; galactic formation and evolution; cosmology.

Notes:

This course may not be taken for credit toward the physics major or minor.

AS 495 Special Topics 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

A course devoted to a particular topic in astronomy that is not included in the regular courses or to meet the special needs of a group of students.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs.