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Astronomy


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

ASTR 101

3 credits

Solar System and History of Astronomy

Prerequisite(s): None.

A brief history of astronomy, including Kepler and Newton’s laws, gravity, orbits, eclipses, seasons, light, and astronomical instruments. Attributes of the Sun and the planets, their moons and other solar system objects. Discussion of the origins of planetary systems and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Note: Students with credit for ASTR 103 cannot take this course for further credit.

ASTR 103

4 credits

Astronomy: The Solar System

Prerequisite(s): None.

A brief history of astronomy, Newton’s laws, gravity, orbits, eclipses, seasons, light, and astronomical instruments. Attributes of the Sun and the planets, their moons, and other solar system objects are investigated, and finally planetary system origins.

Note: Students with credit for ASTR 101 cannot take this course for further credit. Labs will be used to deepen the understanding of the course material.

ASTR 104

4 credits

Stars, Galaxies, and the Cosmos

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Math 085) or (C or better in one of Applications of Mathematics 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11).

This introductory course focuses on the properties and life cycles of stars and galaxies, as well as modern theories about the origin and evolution of the universe.

Note: The emphasis will be on conceptual development, but some math is required.

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