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ASTR 217 - Honors: Introductory Astronomy

4 Credit Hours
Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Historical perspectives in understanding the celestial universe with emphasis on the laws of physics as they apply to the changing conceptions of the universe; structure of the solar system and celestial motions; evolution and properties of stars; galactic structure and models of the universe; observational technique and interpretation of underlying physical laws in accompanying lab. The ASTR 217*-ASTR 218 * sequence satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences’ requirement for a natural science with laboratory.

Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (NS)
Satisfies General Education Requirement through the 2021-2022 academic catalog: (NS)
Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): MATH 130  or MATH 131 .
(RE) Corequisite(s): MATH 125 *, MATH 132 *, or MATH 141 *.



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