AST: Astronomy Courses

Courses

AST 1002   Descriptive Astronomy

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 OR MAC 1114

Introductory astronomy. Basic astronomical concepts; gravitation and other cosmic forces; planets, moons, and other components of the solar system; nature and evolution of the sun and of other stars; structure of galaxies and of the universe as a whole. Credit may not be received in both AST1002 and AST3033. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

AST 1002L   Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Co-requisite: AST 1002

Elective laboratory to accompany AST 1002. One period per week for 3 hours. Experiments, measurements, and observations of planetary, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy.

AST 3222   Introduction to Astrophysics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311 AND PHY 2048
Co-requisite: PHY 2049

Comprehensive survey of the universe and its appearance from earth. Seasons, tides, eclipses. The solar system, stellar evolution and galaxies. Quasars, pulsars, black holes.

AST 3905   Directed Study

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Physics

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)