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ASTR 101 Astronomy I: Solar System

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