ASTRONOMY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ASTRONMY 112     INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY    GL         5 u
An examination of concepts regarding the organization of the universe. The solar system, astronomical principles and instruments, stellar evolution and galaxies are among topics covered. Activities include field trips, observations of the night sky and of the sun with telescopes, and laboratory work. Four one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory/observation period per week. There are two required evening observation sessions during the semester.
Prereq: MATH 141 or consent of instructor. Unreq: ASTRONMY 114.

 ASTRONMY 114     DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY     GM         3 u
A non-laboratory course that introduces the basic aspects of astronomy, including cultural and historical considerations. The study of galaxies, stars, as well as our solar system is included. Observational activities and field trips may be included as integral parts of the course. Three one-hour lectures per week.
Prereq: MATH 141 or consent of instructor. Unreq: ASTRONMY 112.

ASTRONMY 350/550     ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FOR  THE AMATEUR       3 u
This course is designed for people interested in combining astronomy with photography through the media of telescope and camera. Techniques for photographing astronomical objects are presented in an activity-oriented format. Darkroom procedures for processing color slides, black/white and color prints are also included. Does not count toward physics major/minor.

 ASTRONMY 430/630     ASTRONOMY FOR TEACHERS         3 u
An individualized course intended for K-12 teachers with limited astronomy background. Subject matter covered will depend on the needs and interests of the students. Each student does experimental or observational projects which are presented at the end of the course as a paper in a seminar. This course may not count toward physics major or minor.

ASTRONMY 490/690     ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP         1-5 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

ASTRONMY 498     INDEPENDENT STUDY         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Cons instr.
 
 
 

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