ASTRO 102 - Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those enrolled in or have completed ASTRO 104, ASTRO 142, or ASTRO 201.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

Discover the nature of stars, black holes, luminous nebulae, supernovae, galaxies, and other cosmic phenomena. In this concept-focused course you will learn what these objects are, how they formed, and what is ultimately in store for the universe. Explore the roles of light, energy, and gravity in astronomy.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include assigned reading, homework, activities, quizzes, midterm, and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for non-science majors.

Class Format:

Lectures and discussion sections will meet synchronously, and will also be recorded for asynchronous access.

Synchronous participation is strongly encouraged, but is not required.

Zoom, and its components (breakout rooms) will be used in synchronous mode, with a saved version of the class saved in Canvas. Copies of Powerpoint slides are available in Canvas as well, along with other relevant documents and homeworks.

Schedule

ASTRO 102 - Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
12324
Open
22
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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002 (DIS)
 Online
12325
Open
1
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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003 (DIS)
 Online
12326
Open
4
 
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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004 (DIS)
 Online
19959
Open
1
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Instructor consent is required to add this course after week one.
005 (DIS)
 Online
19960
Open
9
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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006 (DIS)
 Online
12328
Open
5
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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007 (LEC)
 Online
12327
Open
81
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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008 (DIS)
 Online
12329
Open
6
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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009 (DIS)
 Online
26135
Open
13
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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010 (DIS)
 Online
26134
Open
8
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Instructor consent is required to add this course after week one.
011 (DIS)
 Online
22385
Open
11
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Instructor consent is required to add this course after week one.
012 (DIS)
 Online
22660
Open
21
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Instructor consent is required to add this course after week one.

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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