The University of St. Thomas

Astronomy
Title:Astronomy
Course Number:104
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Ruch, Gerald T
Time:1215 - 1320
Location:Owens Science Hall St Paul
Room:OWS 150
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 01/30 05/18 M  -  W   -  F 0 96 96
Course Description:
Introduction to physical principles and their application to astronomy for non-science majors. Emphasis is on comprehension of ideas and principles. Topics include the motions of the sun, moon, stars and planets; properties of the solar system; the stars including giants, dwarfs, pulsars and black holes; nebulae, galaxies and quasars; cosmology and life. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics