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Astronomy (ASTR)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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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: ENGL 1100 or higher          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        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        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
Corequisite: ASTR 1161 or ASTR 1162            Lab fee: $6.00