ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for a new Earth
Section: 006
Term: FA 2017
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 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 majors 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 a new Earth
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
10771
Open
13
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
10772
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
10773
Open
1
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
10774
Open
1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
10775
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (LEC)
 
10776
Open
50
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
18869
Closed
0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
19838
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
10777
Open
7
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
18870
Open
1
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780134073811
The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System
Required
7th Edition okay (9780321841063)
Optional
Mastering Astronomy is NOT required
Optional
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