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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYSC 151 - Astronomy (and Lab)

4 credits

A general education introduction to the fundamentals of astronomy. This course examines how modern scientists have developed accurate models of the structure and organization of the Universe through observation and experimentation. Emphasis is placed on stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Other topics include the daily and seasonal appearance of the day and nighttime skies and the nature of light and gravity. Laboratory activities utilize computer simulations, and original data collection and analysis.

Prerequisites: Passing score on reading entrance exam or C or better in READ 105 Analytical Reading .