96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Astronomy

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Professors

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

The Astronomy curriculum is useful to students seeking a general knowledge of astronomy as part of a liberal arts education as well as to those preparing for a professional career in the field. The introductory sequences provide an understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe, introduce basic concepts of science, and acquaint students with scientific methods. These introductory courses (Astronomy 101 and 102; 111 and 112; 130; 160) both stimulate and satisfy intellectual curiosity and lay the foundation for advanced work.

Courses in Astronomy (Division 326)

101. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System.
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 130, or 160. I and II. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

102. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 130, or 160. I and II. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 130, or 160. I, II, and IIIa. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. I, II, IIIa, and IIIb. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

120. Frontiers of Astronomy. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Astro. 125. (3). (NS).

122. The Origin of the Elements and the History of Matter. (3). (NS).

125. Observational Astronomy. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Astro. 120. (4). (NS).

130. Explorations in Astronomy. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 102, 111, 112, or 160. I. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

160. Introduction to Astrophysics. Math. 115, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 140; or permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 112, or 130. I and II. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

204/AOSS 204/Geology 204. The Planets: Their Geology and Climates. High school mathematics through plane geometry and trigonometry. Those with credit for GS 113 may only elect Astro. 204 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

261/Naval Science 301. Navigation. I. (2). (Excl). (BS).

361. Astronomical Techniques. Astro. 160 or permission of instructor. II. (4). (Excl). (BS).

389. Individual Studies in Astronomy. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

399. Introduction to Research. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

401. Solar System Astrophysics. Phys. 140 and Math. 116, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 240. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

402. Stellar Astrophysics. Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 242; or permission of instructor. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

403. Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium. Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 240; or permission of instructor. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

404. Galaxies and the Universe. Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 242; or permission of instructor. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

405. High Energy Astrophysics. Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 242; or permission of instructor. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

406. Computational Astrophysics. Math. 216, prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 240, and some knowledge of programming; or permission of instructor. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

429. Senior Seminar. Open only to senior concentrators. Astro. 401, 402, and 404, or permission of department. I. (2). (Excl). (BS).

520. Cosmochemistry. Astro. 401, 402, and 404, or permission of instructor. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).