Introduction to the universe, with emphasis on conceptual, as contrasted with mathematical, comprehension. Modern theories, observations; ideas concerning nature, evolution of galaxies; quasars, stars, black holes, planets, solar system. Not open for credit to students who have taken ASTR 102 or ASTR 301; not open to upper-division students majoring in physical sciences or engineering. Offered: AWSpS.
Content of the Universe and how to access information about it.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
No prep needed - just an interest in astronomy.
Class assignments and grading
Some problems, some essays, some lab work.
2 midterms, final plus section grade.