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Astronomy

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ASTR& 100 Survey of Astronomy • 5 Cr.

Offers a general survey of astronomy, including the moon, planets, solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Non-mathematical approach. Classes meet in the planetarium. Either ASTR& 100 (prev ASTR 101) or ASTR& 101 (prev ASTR 105) may be taken for credit, not both.

ASTR& 101 Introduction to Astronomy • 6 Cr.

A general, non-math survey of topics in astronomy, including history, solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Includes a weekly lab. Either ASTR& 100 (prev ASTR 101) or ASTR& 101 (ASTR 105) may be taken for credit, not both.

ASTR 194 Special Topics in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Astronomy. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASTR 195 Special Topics in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Astronomy. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASTR 196 Special Topics in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Astronomy. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASTR 197 Special Topics in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Astronomy. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASTR 199 Individual Studies in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for special projects, student research and independent study in Astronomy by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASTR 201 Selected Topics in Advanced Astronomy • 6 Cr.

Utilizes hands-on laboratory exercises to address selected topics in advanced astronomy. Topics include the use of telescopes and the methods astronomers use to gather data, the solar system, the evolution of stars, relativity and quantum physics, galaxies and cosmology. Nighttime telescope observing will take place weather permitting. Prerequisite: ASTR& 100 (prev ASTR 101) or ASTR& 101 (prev ASTR 105).

ASTR 299 Individual Studies in Astronomy • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for advanced special projects, student research and independent study in Astronomy by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.