Academic Catalog and Handbooks

2023-2024 Edition

Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 111  Solar System  (4 Credits)  
The sun and its satellites. Historical development of basic concepts. Present space exploration.
Prerequisites: None  
Corequisites: ASTR 111L  
Equivalent courses: ASTR 211  
Attributes: Natural World (NW), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Thematic Encounter1/2 - Truth  
ASTR 111L  Laboratory  (0 Credits)  
Prerequisites: None  
Corequisites: ASTR 111  
Equivalent courses: ASTR 211L  
ASTR 112  Stellar Universe  (4 Credits)  
Properties of stars and their grouping. Milky Way Galaxy. Universe of galaxies. Cosmologies.
Prerequisites: None  
Corequisites: ASTR 112L  
Equivalent courses: ASTR 212  
Attributes: Natural World (NW), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Thematic Encounter1/2-Movement  
ASTR 112L  Laboratory  (0 Credits)  
Prerequisites: None  
Corequisites: ASTR 112  
Equivalent courses: ASTR 212L  
ASTR 213  Night Sky Astronomical Observatory  (1 Credit)  
Constellations. Survey of deep sky objects using binoculars and telescope.
Prerequisites: None  
ASTR 271  Individual Learning Project  (1-4 Credits)  
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of department chair required. Not available to first-year students.
Prerequisites: None