|ASTR-115: Stellar Astronomy, Credits = 5|
Explores the formation, evolution, and death of stars. Our sun is used as an example of ordinary stars in their middle age. The birth of stars and the final states they may occupy at their deaths are treated extensively. Extraordinary stars, extremely massive stars, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, etc., are discussed. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 74C; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.
ASTR-120: Galaxies, the Universe and Cosmology, Credits = 5
Current ideas concerning the nature of galaxies and the universe as a whole. Topics include (all in a descriptive, predominately non-mathematical manner): general relativity and curved space time, black holes, quasars, and The Big Bang model of cosmology. Lab Work Required. Prerequisites: MATH 74C; Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.