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College of Letters and Science


ASTRON Astronomy



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103 Survey of Astronomy. 3 cr. U. History of astronomy; planets; stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis; death of stars: white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes; galaxies and quasars; expansion of the universe, dark matter; the big bang.|Prereq: math placement level D.
104 Astronomy Laboratory. 1 cr. U. Observations of planets, stars, stellar clusters, and galaxies; related experiments. Correlated with Astron 103; can be taken with Astron 300.|Prereq: Astron 103(C) or 300(C).
185 Astronomy for Pre-Education Majors. 3 cr. U. Space: how we know and what we know; the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. 2 hrs lec, lab.|Prereq: Math 105(P) or 176(P) or cons instr.
194 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
211 Principles of Astronomy. 3 cr. U. Light and matter; planets; stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis; death of stars; white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes; galaxies, quasars; expansion of universe, dark matter; big bang.|Prereq: Physics 120(P) or 209(P) or cons instr.
289 Internship in Astronomy, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of astronomy in a research, business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in astron; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic.|Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
400 (300) Astrophysics I. 3 cr. U. Introductory astrophysics for students with junior-/senior-level background in mathematics and physics. Light and matter; stars and the sun; extrasolar planets; compact objects.|Prereq: Astron 103(P) or 211(P) or cons instr; Physics 309(P); Physics 317(R) recom.
401 (320) Astrophysics II. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Astron 400; for students with junior-/senior-level background in mathematics and physics. The Milky Way Galaxy; galactic evolution; structure of the Universe; cosmology.|Prereq: Astron 400(300)(P).
489 Internship in Astronomy, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of astronomy in a research, business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in astron; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

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