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Astronomy
Chair: Alan Wiseman PHY 450 229-4079
agw@uwm.edu

Please note: The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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ASTRON-103: Survey of Astronomy (3 units; U ; NS)

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.

Notes:
Prereq: math placement level D.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
NS   3 LEC 001 45869 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 09/02-12/11 Kotulla, Ralf PHY 137  
For 1-hr Supplemental Instruction review session times, visit the website www4.uwm.edu/pass and click on Supplemental Instruction or email pass@uwm.edu.
NS   3 LEC 002 45870 11:00 AM-11:50 AM MWF 09/02-12/11 Wade, Madeline PHY 137  
For 1-hr Supplemental Instruction review session times, visit the website www4.uwm.edu/pass and click on Supplemental Instruction or email pass@uwm.edu.
NS   3 LEC 003 47038 5:30 PM-6:45 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Wade, Madeline PHY 137  
For 1-hr Supplemental Instruction review session times, visit the website www4.uwm.edu/pass and click on Supplemental Instruction or email pass@uwm.edu.

ASTRON-104: Astronomy Laboratory (1 units; U ; NS+)

Observations of planets, stars, stellar clusters, and galaxies; related experiments. Correlated with Astron 103; can be taken with Astron 300.

Notes:
Prereq: Astron 103(C) or 300(C).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
NS+   1 LAB 801 44629 7:30 PM-9:20 PM M 09/08-12/11 Sampson, Ryan PHY 226  
NS+   1 LAB 802 44630 7:30 PM-9:20 PM W 09/02-12/11 Sampson, Ryan PHY 226  
NS+   1 LAB 803 47037 7:30 PM-9:20 PM R 09/02-12/11 Viets, Aaron PHY 226  
NS+   1 LAB 804 44628 3:00 PM-4:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Viets, Aaron PHY 226  

ASTRON-185: Astronomy for Pre-Education Majors (3 units; U ; NS+)

Space: how we know and what we know; the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. 2 hrs lec, lab.

Notes:
Prereq: Math 105(P) or 176(P) or cons instr.
Enroll in Lec 401 and Lab 801

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
NS+     LAB 801 46764 10:00 AM-11:50 AM F 09/02-12/11   PHY 126  

ASTRON-199: Independent Study (1 - 3 units; U )

For further information, consult dept chair.

Notes:
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 33586 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  

ASTRON-289: Internship in Astronomy, Lower Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of astronomy in a research, business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 001 46275 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  

ASTRON 400(300): Astrophysics I (3 units; 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.

Notes:
Prereq: Astron 103(P) or 211(P) or cons instr; Physics 309(P); Physics 317(R) recom.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 52092 8:00 AM-9:15 AM TR 09/02-12/11 Kaplan, David PHY 120  

ASTRON-489: Internship in Astronomy, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of astronomy in a research, business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 001 46294 - 09/02-12/11   TBA