ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 111 or 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
A basic high school math and science background.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course presents an introduction to the field of astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on the discoveries from space exploration. The first third of the course deals with understanding the history of astronomy, orbits, gravitation, optics, and the properties of light and matter. The rest of the course explores the properties, origin, and evolution of the major planets, asteroids, comets, the Sun, and other components of the Solar System with particular emphasis on comparative aspects with respect to the Earth. The origin and formation of the Solar System and the origin of life will also be discussed.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include assigned reading, section meetings, homework, observations, quizzes, midterm, and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for non-science concentrators with a basic high school math and science background.

Class Format:

ASTRO 101 has a one-hour discussion section.

ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11086
Open
6
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
002 (DIS)
P
11087
Open
2
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
003 (DIS)
P
11088
Closed
0
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
004 (DIS)
P
11089
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
005 (DIS)
P
11090
Open
3
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
006 (DIS)
P
21147
Open
1
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
007 (DIS)
P
22568
Open
9
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-007 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
008 (LEC)
 
11091
Open
21
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 009-012 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 008.
009 (DIS)
P
11092
Open
4
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 009-012 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 008.
010 (DIS)
P
21145
Open
2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 009-012 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 008.
011 (DIS)
P
21146
Open
2
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 009-012 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 008.
012 (DIS)
P
22569
Open
4
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 009-012 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 008.
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0558657370-Custom, Intro to The Solar System for U Michigan, Bennett, Monnier,-Publ. Pearson-Addison Wesley
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