Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]
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PHYS 1040 - Elementary Astronomy


3 Credit(s)

A conceptual study of basic astronomy including the night sky as observed from the Earth; apparent and real motions of celestial objects; a short history of the development of theories and tools used in astronomy; the wave and particle theories of light and their application; an overview of the solar system including planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors; and a non-mathematical approach to the nature of stars, stellar evolution, and cosmology. Designed for non-science majors and those seeking a science endorsement for teaching Earth Science in secondary schools. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1045  

Registration Restriction(s): Intensive English Program majors may not enroll

General Education Course: Physical Sciences



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