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ASTR 101 ASTRONOMY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Fall , 3 credit hours GER 2

This course is an introduction to the science of astronomy and is a study of our immediate neighborhood in the universe, the solar system. Topics included are the appearance of the sky, the earth as a planet, light, telescopes and their applications, Course Descriptions: alter. & renewable energy, arts, astronomy the physics nature of the planets, the motion and surface of the moon, lesser bodies in the solar system, evolution of the solar system and the possibilities for extraterrestrial life. Three hours lecture per week. If lab is elected, an additional two hours laboratory per week is required.

Recommended prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent.

ASTR 102 LAB

1 credit hour

This course is an introduction to the science of astronomy and is a study of our immediate neighborhood in the universe, the solar system. Topics included are the appearance of the sky, the earth as a planet, light, telescopes and their applications, the physics nature of the planets, the motion and surface of the moon, lesser bodies in the solar system, evolution of the solar system and the possibilities for extraterrestrial life. Three hours lecture per week. If lab is elected, an additional two hours laboratory per week is required.

Recommended prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent.

ASTR 103 STELLAR ASTRONOMY

Spring, 3 credit hours GER 2

ASTR 104 LAB

1 credit hour

This is a survey course examining the structure, evolution and classification of stars. Topics covered will include the history of astronomy, the sun, classification of stars, multiple star systems, birth and death of stars, gravitational collapse, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, special theory of relativity, and cosmology. An observation project is also required. Three hours lecture per week. If lab is elected, an additional two hours laboratory per week is required.

Recommended prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent.

ASTR 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASTRONOMY

Fall/Spring, 1–3 credit hours

Special Topics in Astronomy will generally include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available.