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Astronomy (AST105)

4.0 Semester Hours
IAI: P1 906L What's this?

This course is an introduction to the study of the universe and how the scientific method and modern tools are used to study it. Topics include history of astronomy; properties of the sun and planets and the structure and evolution of the solar system; nature and evolution of stars; galaxies and the beginning of the universe. Laboratory activities will include real and virtual astronomical viewing and experiments and will require some basic algebraic calculations.

Recommended Prereq: A course in basic algebra.

Note: Students will not receive credit toward a degree for both AST100 and AST105.

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