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ASTR 1303 - Stellar Astronomy (3-3-0)
A study of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Discussion of atomic spectra, nuclear energy, and astronomical tools (such as optical, radio, and other telescopes and image enhancers) as they provide knowledge about distant objects. Emphasis on recent discoveries about quasars, black holes, and cosmology.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: MATD 0390 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent. One year of high school science recommended, but not required. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ASTR 1304 - Solar System Astronomy (3-3-0)
A study of the Sun and its solar system: planets, satellites, meteors, comets, asteroids. Theories about the structure and origin of the solar system, with emphasis on recent discoveries. Includes a scientific investigation of other solar systems and the possibilities for extraterrestrial life.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: MATD 0390 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent. One year of high school science recommended, but not required. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ASTR 1403 - Stellar Astronomy With Lab (4-3-3)
A study of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Discussion of atomic spectra, nuclear energy, and astronomical tools (such as optical, radio, and other telescopes and image enhancers) as they provide knowledge about distant objects. Emphasis on recent discoveries about quasars, black holes, and cosmology. Includes an introduction to elements of observational astronomy. Topics include the celestial sphere and coordinates, star maps, the electromagnetic spectrum, telescopes. Emphasis on naked-eye observation and computer simulations. Students will be required to attend a night-time field trip and a day-time field trip. Credit may not be received for both ASTR 1303 and ASTR 1403.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: MATD 0390 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent. One year of high school science recommended, but not required. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ASTR 1404 - Solar System Astronomy with Lab (4-3-3)
A study of the Sun and its solar system: planets, satellites, meteors, comets, asteroids. Theories about the structure and origin of the solar system, with emphasis on recent discoveries. Includes a scientific investigation of other solar systems and the possibilities for extraterrestrial life. Also includes an introduction to elements of observational astronomy. Topics include the phases of the Moon, the motions of the planets and the celestial sphere, and telescopes. Emphasis on naked-eye observation and computer simulations. Students will be required to attend a night-time field trip and a day-time field trip.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: MATD 0390 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent. One year of high school science recommended, but not required. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014