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Master Course Outline
Galaxies, the Universe and Cosmology

Course Number: ASTR 120
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
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.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Learn the principles of Einstein's Special and General Relativity.
B. Learn about our Milky Way galaxy.
C. Learn the diversity of galactic types in the Universe.
D. Learn about the Expanding Universe: Hubble's Law
E. Learn the Big Bang model of cosmic evolution.
F. Learn the possibilities for the ultimate fate of the Universe.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
ASTR 120
Spring 2013
1657
Steve May
ASTR 120
Winter 2013
8010
Frank Skorina
ASTR 120
Spring 2012
0168
Steve May
ASTR 120
Spring 2010
0168
Steve May
ASTR 120
Spring 2009
0168
Steve May
ASTR 120
Spring 2008
0168
Steve May
ASTR 120
Spring 2007
0168
Frank Skorina
ASTR 120
Spring 2006
0168
Steve May
ASTR 120
Spring 2005
0168
Steve May


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)