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    Astronomy

    Course Descriptions

    Astronomy Courses

    INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY (GL)

    Astronomy 112, Credits: 5

    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.

    DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY (GM)

    Astronomy 114, Credits: 3

    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 may be included as integral parts of the course. Three one-hour lectures per week for the regular semester.

    ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP

    Astronomy 490, Credits: 1-5

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.

    SPECIAL STUDIES

    Astronomy 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Department Consent required.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Astronomy 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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