ASTR-100
Credit Hours:
4
Current Topics in Astronomy
This course is designed primarily for the non-physics major student who wishes to better understand the nature of the universe. Topics will be chosen from such areas as the history of astronomy, naked eye observations, the planets and moons, the origin of the solar system, stellar classification, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology. Course and laboratory work will explore the physical and observational background for these topics with an emphasis on the quantitative nature of modern astronomy. Two or three lectures per week; one two-hour laboratory each week. This course satisfies the quantitative reasoning general education requirement. No previous training in physics is required, however mathematical preparation is assumed to include high school algebra and trigonometry. (Offered each semester)
ASTR-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in Astronomy
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ASTR-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Astronomy
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ASTR-311
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Astronomy
This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and/or theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy. Prerequisite: PHYS 122 or 127 and PHYS 200 concurrent or consent. (Not offered every year)
ASTR-312
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in Astronomy
This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy. Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent. (Not offered every year)
ASTR-340
Credit Hours:
1-2
Advanced Topics
Independent work on selected topics at the advanced level under the guidance of individual staff members. May be taken for a maximum of four semester hours of credit. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of chairperson.
ASTR-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.
ASTR-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.
ASTR-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
ASTR-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
ASTR-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in Astronomy
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ASTR-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
Prerequisite: Physics 312 or consent of chairperson.
ASTR-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
Prerequisite: Physics 312 or consent of chairperson.