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ASTRO 001 (GN) Astronomical Universe (3) The development of modern understanding of the astronomical universe from planets and stars to galaxies and cosmology. Student who have passed ASTRO 005, ASTRO 006, or ASTRO 010 may not take this course for credit.
ASTRO 001H (GN) Astronomical Universe (3) The development of modern understanding of the astronomical universe from planets and stars to galaxies and cosmology. Students who have passed ASTRO 005, ASTRO 006, or ASTRO 010 may not take this course for credit.
ASTRO 005 (GN) The Sky and Planets (3) The development of our modern understanding of the visible sky and planetary systems.
ASTRO 006 (GN) Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (3) The development of our modern understanding of stars, galaxies, and the astronomical universe.
ASTRO 010 (GN) Elementary Astronomy (2) Introductory survey of modern astronomy from planets and stars to galaxies and the universe. Students who have passed ASTRO 001, ASTRO 005, or ASTRO 006 may not take this course for credit. Students may not receive General Education credit for ASTRO 010 unless they also take ASTRO 011.
ASTRO 011 (GN) Elementary Astronomy Laboratory (1) Selected experiments and explorations to illustrate major astronomical principles and techniques. Telescopes observations of planets, stars and nebulae.
ASTRO 020S First-Year Astronomy Seminar (2) Introduction to the study of modern astronomy through discussions, activities, and writing.
ASTRO 021 Introduction to research in Astronomy.
ASTRO / SCI ED 116 Introduction to Astronomy for Educators 3 Credits
ASTRO 120 (GN) The Big Bang Universe (3) Exploration of cosmology, birth, and ultimate fate of the universe; origin of galaxies, quasars, and dark matter. For non-science majors.
ASTRO 130 (GN) Black Holes in the Universe (3) The predicted properties of black holes and the astronomical evidence for their existence are investigated in the context of modern ideas.
ASTRO 140 (GN) Life in the Universe (3) The problem of the existence of life beyond Earth is investigated, drawing from recent research in astronomy and other fields. For non-science majors.
ASTRO 291 (GN) Astronomical Methods and the Solar System (3) Physical processes and observational techniques in astronomical systems, characteristics of the sun, planets, and moons.
ASTRO 292 (GN) Astronomy of the Distant Universe (3) Observed properties and astrophysical understanding of stars, stellar evolution, galaxies, the large-scale universe, and cosmology.
ASTRO 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
ASTRO 320 (GN) Observational Astronomy Laboratory (2) Basic observational astronomy techniques introduced through observational exercises, lab experiments, and lectures on relevant statistical techniques.
ASTRO 401 Fundamentals of Planetary Science and Astronomy (4) Overview of the techniques used and results from studies of the Solar System, stars, and galaxies.
ASTRO 402 Astronomical Telescopes, Techniques, and Data Analysis (3) Properties and use of optical telescopes, imaging and spectroscopy, multi-wavelength techniques, data analysis and statistics, practical research methods.
ASTRO 410 Computational Astrophysics (3) Applications of numerical methods and computer programming to astrophysics, including stellar physics and cosmology.
ASTRO 414 Stellar Structure and Evolution (3) Theory of Stellar structure and evolution including energy generation and transport and an examination of stellar models.
ASTRO 420W Planets and Planetary System Formation (3) Solar system properties, star formation, protoplanetary disks and planet formation, solar system model, extrasolar planets, and astrobiology.
ASTRO 440 Introduction to Astrophysics (3) Theoretical investigation of physical processes in astronomical objects and systems; modern physical interpretation of astronomical phenomena.
ASTRO 451 Astronomical Techniques (3) Practical methods of modern observational astronomy, detectors, filters, instrumentation for both ground-based and space observations, and data analysis.
ASTRO 475W Stars and Galaxies (3) Astronomical studies concerning the distribution and evolution of stars and gas in our and other galaxies.
ASTRO 480 Nebulae, Galaxies, and Cosmology (3) Emission-line spectroscopy, structure and evolution of galaxies, physics of galactic nuclei and quasars, observational cosmology.
ASTRO 485 Introduction to High-Energy Astronomy (3) The study of black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, supernova remnants, and extragalactic objects through x-ray and gamma ray observations.
ASTRO 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
ASTRO 501 Fundamental Astronomy (3) Concepts, tools and techniques, and essential background in stellar, Galactic, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
ASTRO 502 Fundamental Astrophysics (3) Fundamental tools and results of modern astrophysical theory. Gravitation; gas dynamics; radiation processes; radiative transfer; atomic structure and transitions.
ASTRO 504 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy (3) Physical cosmology and distance scale; dynamics of star clusters and galaxies; photometric and chemical evolution of galaxies and the universe.
ASTRO 513 Observational Techniques In Astronomy (3) Theoretical and practical aspects of modern multiwavelength observational astrophysics including detector physics, imaging techniques, spectroscopic techniques, and data analysis principles.
ASTRO 527 (PHYS 527) Computational Physics and Astrophysics (3) Introduction to numerical methods for modeling physical phenomena in condensed matter, atomic and high energy physics, gravitation, cosmology and astrophysics.
ASTRO 530 Stellar Atmospheres (3) The structure, physics and observational manifestations of atmospheres of stars.
ASTRO 534 Stellar Structure and Evolution (3) Physics of stellar interiors, stellar structure, and evolutionary changes of stars from pre-main sequence through final states.
ASTRO 542 Interstellar Medium and Star Formation (3) Theory and observation of the interstellar medium of our Galaxy and the process of star and planet formation.
ASTRO 545 (PHYS 545) Cosmology (3) Modern cosmology of the early universe, including inflation, the cosmic microwave background, nucleosynthesis, dark matter and energy.
ASTRO 550 High Energy Astrophysics (3) Theory and observations of X-rays, gamma-rays and other high energy radiation from Galactic and extragalactic sources.
ASTRO 585 Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (3) Advanced study of issues in planetary, stellar, galactic, extragalactic and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics.
ASTRO 589 Seminar in Current Astronomical Research (1) Contemporary issues in instrumental, observational and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics.
ASTRO 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
ASTRO 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
ASTRO 600 Thesis Research (1-15)
ASTRO 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0)
ASTRO 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6)
ASTRO 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15)
ASTRO 611 Ph.D. DIssertation Part-Time (0)