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Spring 2022
May 25, 2022
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ASTR 26300 - Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
Credit Hours: 3.00. A descriptive course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include properties of stars, stellar birth and death; the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram; binary systems; red giants and white dwarfs; supernova; neutron stars and black holes; galaxies; cosmology and the big bang; and dark matter. Includes required night-sky observing sessions.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Think as a scientist by using critical thinking and analytical inquiry, in particular to understand our universe in terms of the laws of physics. 2. Apply basic scientific methods to the solution of astrophysical problems. 3. Use the scientific method and theories to analyze our universe. 4. Provide scientific explanations of the nature of the universe. 5. Acquire an appreciation for our place in the cosmos.

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