Prerequisite: MATH 1113
Optional co-requisite: PHSC 3051 or consent of instructor.
A study of our universe; constellations, celestial motions, tools and methods of astronomical observations, the solar system, properties of stars and the interstellar medium, the birth, life and death of stars, our Milky Way galaxy, dynamics of stellar systems and other galaxies, and cosmology.
Note: When taken concurrently with PHSC 3051, satisfies general education physical science laboratory requirement upon successful completion of both courses. Credit for PHSC 3053 requires completion of a term paper and a research project for upper division students.
Note: Duplicate credit for previously offered PHSC 3043 is not allowed.