ASTRO 1700

ASTRO 1700

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

From ancient Mediterranean seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet. Now we are venturing into the solar system and beyond. This course will examine the history of such human activity. Among the topics covered are motives for exploration, technological advances that assist exploration, obstacles that must be overcome, and positive and negative consequences of exploration. It is led by Steven Squyres of Astronomy and Mary Beth Norton of History; lecturers include a number of historians and a former director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

Comments A University Course - This class highlights cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7877 ASTRO 1700   LEC 001

  •  8325 ASTRO 1700   DIS 203

  •  8326 ASTRO 1700   DIS 204

  •  7884 ASTRO 1700   DIS 205

  •  7885 ASTRO 1700   DIS 206

  •  8879 ASTRO 1700   DIS 207