ASTR Course Listing

Introduction to Astronomy (ASTR 100, 3 Credits)

(Not open to students who have taken or are taking any astronomy course numbered 250 or higher. For students not majoring or minoring in a science.) Prerequisite: MATH 012 or higher. An examination of the major areas of astronomy. Topics include the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, and galaxies. Current topics in astronomy are also discussed. The objective is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to space science. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTR 100, ASTR 101, ASTR 120, or GNSC 125.

Astronomy Laboratory (ASTR 110, 1 Credits)

(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement only with previous or concurrent credit for ASTR 100. Not for students majoring or minoring in science.) Prerequisite or corequisite: ASTR 100. A laboratory course including experiments, observations, and exercises to illustrate the basic concepts of astronomy, as well as the use of astronomical instruments and tools.

Special Topics in Astronomy (ASTR 398, 3 Credits)

Concentrated study in some limited field of astronomy that varies from semester to semester. Possible subjects for study are the solar system, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, and the inconstant universe.

Independent Study in Astronomy (ASTR 399, 1 Credits)

Prerequisite: 6 credits in ASTR courses and agreement of faculty member to act as supervisor. Directed independent study of topics of special interest not covered by regularly scheduled courses in astronomy. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits when topics differ.