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 4.0
Description

Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week. 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 1020 Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ASTR 1010 with grade of D or higher
Description

Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week. 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.

ASTR 3010 Topics in Modern Astronomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ASTR 1020 with grade of D or higher, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Pulsars, quasars, black holes, x-ray sources, UV astronomy, IR astronomy, radio galaxies, interstellar molecules, 3K background radiation, manned and unmanned planetary exploration.

ASTR 3500 Quantitative Astronomy
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites PHYS 2212K with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Four lecture hours a week. An intermediate-level course that uses the tools of calculus-based physics to explore the properties of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe.

ASTR 4000 Fundamentals of Astrophysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PHYS 3401 with a grade of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Application of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, and special relativity to the solution of astrophysical problems.

ASTR 4100 Astronomical Techniques and Instrumentation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PHYS 2212K with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Fundamental and practical application of imaging, spectroscopy, photometry, astrometry, interferometry, and current developments in detector technology and telescope design.

ASTR 4500 Special Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Topics of special interest in astronomy and astrophysics as may fit the needs and interests of students and faculty. Topics may be in the fields of planetary astronomy, exoplanets, astrobiology, stellar and galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, and cosmology.

ASTR 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.