This course is the first part of a general introduction to astronomy. It emphasizes the night sky and objects in our solar system. The instructor discusses space science, telescopes, cameras and other instruments used in the study of astronomy. Observation sessions are included.
Instructor: Svetlana Barkanova
Antirequisites: Credit cannot be obtained for both PHYS 1513 and IDST 1703. PHYS 1513 may not be offered as a credit for a Physics major.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace
The major goals of the course are to expand horizons, apply the scientific method, teach critical and logical thinking, and practice problem solving skills. You are expected to develop the ability to search for, verify, interpret, and communicate scientific information. Special attention will be paid to overcoming "math phobia" and developing long-term interest in science.