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Course Title Course Description Summer 2014 Fall 2014
ASTR
3311
Modern Astronomy Introduction to the history and development of astronomy; telescope optics; laws of planetary motion; planetary structures, atmospheres and surfaces; the sun; elements of astrophysics; stellar structure and evolution; galactic structure and evolution; cosmology. Some telescope observation sessions as "seeing" permits. Not available for graduate credit in Physical Sciences. Offered Offered
ASTR
4311
Universal Origins Prerequisite: General Chemistry, University or College Physics. Origin of the universe, earth and life. Offered N/A
ASTR
4312
Principles of Astrobiophysics Prerequisite: General chemistry and university or college Physics. Overview of the search for life in the universe including origin and evolution of habitable planets in the solar system and beyond. N/A N/A
ASTR
4391
Selected Topics Identified by specific title each time course is offered. N/A Offered
ASTR
5131
Graduate Astronomy Quantitative introduction to physics of the stars, interstellar medium, cosmochemistry, the Galaxy and Universe as determined from a variety of astronomical observations. N/A N/A
ASTR
5231
Stellar Structure & Evolution Prerequisites: Core Physics courses or instructor approval. Principal concepts, equations, methods and results of the theories of stellar atmospheres and interior and their relation to observations. Offered N/A
ASTR
5331
Remote Sensing Instr & Techn Prerequisite: Core physics courses or instructor approval. Fundamentals of remote sensing; radiative quantities; radiative transfer theory and applications; interaction mechanisms, applications to the development of uses for remote sensing systems from spacecraft and aircraft. N/A N/A
ASTR
5431
Fundamentals Of Astrodynamics Prerequisites: Core physics or instructor approval. Development of the two-body problem and universal formulation of all types of orbits, initial value problems, two-point boundary value problems, coordinate transformations and trajectory perturbations. N/A N/A
ASTR
5432
Perturbation Methods in Astro Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Astrodynamics or instructor approval. A study of the methods of the solution to the perturbed two-body problem with applications to the motion of satellites. N/A N/A
ASTR
5531
Planetary Science Prerequisite: Physical geology or equivalent. Planetary dynamics, planetary interiors, atmospheres, and surfaces; magnetism; models of solar system origin. N/A N/A
ASTR
5631
Astrobiophysics I Prerequisites: PHYS 4432,4531,5531. Origin of the universe, stars and planetary systems. Origin and evolution of Earth as a habitable planet and origin and evolution of life. N/A N/A
ASTR
5632
Astrobiophysics II Prerequisite: ASTR 5631. The search for life in the universe, including possibilities for finding life on Mars and other solar system bodies and on extra-solar planets and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). N/A N/A
ASTR
5931
Research Topics Space Science Identified by specific title each time course is offered. N/A Offered
ASTR
5939
Indt Study In Space Science Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, chair and associate dean required. Independent directed study in Space Science. N/A N/A
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