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Active as of Summer Session 2012

I. General Information

1. Course Title:

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1405

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 2

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

Is a survey of current day space observations and explorations at the conceptual level. The course is designed as an introduction to the study of astronomy and approaches the physics of planetary and stellar investigations from a perspective suitable for the motivated but non-mathematically-oriented liberal arts student. In addition to presenting an introduction to the basics of observing the night sky, the course surveys the latest observations, discoveries and theories in the rapidly developing areas of comparative planetology, stellar evolutionary processes, black holes, quasars, and other non-thermal phenomena. Finally, the course summaries the latest cosmological theories about the fundament nature of the universe in light of the best information available from observational platforms such as the Hubble Space Telescope.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1405 - Astronomy

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1405 - Astronomy

There are no corequisites for this course.