Course Description for Basic Astronomy

AST2002: Basic Astronomy
Prerequisite:  High school algebra and trigonometry
Description: This course is a survey of current knowledge of the astronomical universe and of how that knowledge has been accumulated. Students will study the solar system, stars, and galaxies, and will review contemporary research and exploration. This course will include occasional observing sessions and there will be three hours of lecture each week.
Availability: This course is normally available Summer, Fall and Spring terms.