ASTR 1000 Introduction to the Universe
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Three lecture hours a week. A survey of the universe, examining the historical origins of astronomy; the motions and physical properties of the Sun, Moon, and planets; the formation, evolution, and death of stars; and the structure of galaxies and the expansion of the universe.

ASTR 1010 Astronomy of the Solar System
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ASTR 1010L
Description

Astronomy from early ideas of the cosmos to modern observational techniques. The solar system planets, satellites, and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system.

ASTR 1010K Astronomy of the Solar System
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Astronomy from early ideas of the cosmos to modern observational techniques. The solar system planets, satellites, and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system. Includes a laboratory component.

ASTR 1010L Astronomy Of The Solar Sys Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Exit or exemption from MATH 0997, ENGL 0999, and all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091
Description

This is the laboratory to accompany ASTR 1010.

ASTR 1020 Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ASTR 1010 and ASTR 1010L with a D or better
Corequisites ASTR 1020L
Description
ASTR 1020K Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Astr1010K or Astr1010 and Astr1010L with grades of D or higher
Description

The study of the Sun and stars, their physical properties and evolution, interstellar matter, star clusters, our galaxy and other galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe. Includes a laboratory component.

ASTR 1020L Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites ASTR 1010 and ASTR 1010L with a D or better
Corequisites ASTR 1020
Description

This is the laboratory to accompany ASTR 1020.

ASTR 1500 Life in the Universe
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course examines the possibility of life in the Universe beyond Earth. Techniques used to explore environments potentially suitable for life in our Solar System, as well as to discover and characterize thousands of planets orbiting other stars will be discussed. Connections to organisms surviving extreme environments on Earth will provide context for the many possibilities of life on other worlds. Three lecture hours a week.