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Astronomy Courses (AST)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses for Undergraduates

203 Conceptual Astronomy (3:3)

GE Core: GNS

CAR: GPS

No student may receive credit for both this course and either 209 or 235.

Introductory study of astronomy including planets, the Sun, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. (Fall & Spring)

209 Astronomy: The Solar System (3:3)

GE Core: GNS

CAR: GPS

No student may receive credit for both this course and 203.

Introductory study of the solar system. Sun and planets studied with special attention to results of recent planetary exploration. Telescopic and naked-eye observations of the constellations and planets. 209 intended to complement 235, although each course is independent of the other. No science or math background beyond the level of high school algebra required. (Fall)

235 Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies (3:3)

GE Core: GNS

CAR: GPS

No student may receive credit for both this course and 203.

Introduction to stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Emphasis on conceptual approach to such topics as the evolution of stars, the formation of galaxies, interstellar communication, and the Big Bang. Sky observations utilizing the UNCG telescopes included. 235 intended to complement 209, although each course is independent of the other. No science or math background beyond the level of high school algebra required. (Spring)