ASTRO 1700

ASTRO 1700

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From ancient seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet and are now venturing into the solar system and beyond. This course examines the history of such human activity. Among the topics covered are motives for exploration, technological advances that assist exploration, obstacles that must be overcome, the roles of leaders, the spread of information about exploration, and positive and negative consequences of exploration. It is led by Steven Squyres of Astronomy and Mary Beth Norton of History, with the assistance of guest lecturers.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9222ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

  •  9223ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

  •  9224ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

  •  9225ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

  •  9226ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

  •  9227ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

  •  9228ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

  •  9229ASTRO 1700  DIS 207