Academic Calendar Fall 2017

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 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. Then the attributes of the eight planets, their moons, and other solar system objects are investigated, ending with theories of their origins.

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

ASTR 104

4 credits

Astronomy: The Cosmos

Pre- or corequisite(s): One of the following: Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Math 085; or Applications of Mathematics 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a C or better.

This introductory course in astronomy focuses on the stars and universe. Topics include properties of stars, galaxies, life cycle of a star, modern theories in astronomy, and origin and evolution of the universe. Students will be given a number of laboratory exercises to supplement the material covered in class. The course will place emphasis on conceptual development rather than a rigorous mathematical treatment and is a suitable non-calculus-based laboratory science course for Arts students.
Note: Students with Physics 104 cannot take ASTR 104 for further credits.

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