Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 101  Astronomy I: Solar System  Units: 3.00  

A non-mathematical introduction to the science of astronomy for non-specialist students. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of astronomy; and introduction to the tools and techniques of modern observational astronomy; the historical development of our understanding of the Earth, Moon, and Solar System; space exploration of Mars, Jupiter, and other planets; the nature of the Sun; and the origin and uniqueness of our Solar System.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24O;60P)
EQUIVALENCY PHYS P15/3.0.

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
ASTR 102  Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe  Units: 3.00  

This course, intended for non-specialist students, will provide an overview of astronomy beyond the Solar System. Topics will include: the formation, nature, and evolution of the stars; stellar deaths, including novae, supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes; the interstellar medium; the Milky Way Galaxy; normal and active galaxies and large scale structure in the universe; and modern ideas in cosmology and the early universe.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24O;60P)
EQUIVALENCY PHYS P16/3.0.

Requirements: Prerequisite (ASTR 101 or PHYS 104 or PHYS 106 or PHYS 117 or PHYS 118) or (APSC 111 and APSC 112) or PHYS P15 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science