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Astronomy (ASTR 1100)

Total Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3   Lab Credits:  1  
Description:  This survey course introduces general astronomy. Topics will include stargazing; the history of astronomy; the physics of light and atoms; planets, stars and groups of stars; and the origin and fate of the universe. You will directly observe the day and night sky, learn how to record and analyze data, and develop your quantitative reasoning. You will better understand your place in the universe and the significance of all matter. A basic background in math is helpful, but not required. This course includes two hours of required lab per week.
Prerequisites:  Background in Mathematics is Recommended, But Not Required
MnTC: Goal 3

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