Academic Catalog

2018-2019

Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 100 - Current Topics in Astronomy (4 Credit Hours)

This course is designed primarily for the non-physics major student who wishes to better understand the nature of the universe. Topics will be chosen from such areas as the history of astronomy, naked eye observations, the planets and moons, the origin of the solar system, stellar classification, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology. Course and laboratory work will explore the physical and observational background for these topics with an emphasis on the quantitative nature of modern astronomy. Two or three lectures per week; one two-hour laboratory each week. This course satisfies the quantitative reasoning general education requirement. No previous training in physics is required, however mathematical preparation is assumed to include high school algebra and trigonometry.

ASTR 199 - Introductory Topics in Astronomy (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

ASTR 299 - Intermediate Topics in Astronomy (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

ASTR 311 - Special Topics in Astronomy (4 Credit Hours)

This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and/or theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 122 or PHYS 127, and PHYS 200 concurrent or consent.

ASTR 312 - Special Topics in Astronomy (4 Credit Hours)

This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent.

ASTR 340 - Advanced Topics (1-2 Credit Hours)

Independent work on selected topics at the advanced level under the guidance of individual staff members. May be taken for a maximum of four semester hours of credit.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and consent of chairperson.

ASTR 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.

ASTR 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.

ASTR 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

ASTR 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

ASTR 399 - Advanced Topics in Astronomy (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

ASTR 451 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: PHYS 312 or consent of chairperson.

ASTR 452 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: PHYS 312 or consent of chairperson.