Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

ASTRO 1105

How do we measure the size of our galaxy and the size of the universe? Is the universe round or flat? How are the stars born, why do they shine, and how do they die? What are the chemical elements, and ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1107

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1535ASTRO 1105  DIS 201

ASTRO 1106

Explanation of Einstein's theory of special relativity, which brought about a fundamental change in our conceptual understanding of space and time. The consequences of the theory-including mass-energy ... view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASTRO 1107

Identical to ASTRO 1105 except for the addition of the afternoon laboratory that emphasizes mathematical problem-solving. This option is recommended for potential majors in science and engineering. view course details

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  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1105

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1537ASTRO 1107  DIS 201

  •  1538ASTRO 1107  LAB 401