Astronomy 110: Principles of Astronomy

Credits 4

This course offers an introduction to our present knowledge of the universe and the historical development of humanity’s changing understanding of the cosmos. Emphasis not only on the nature of planets, stars, and galaxies, but also on the evolutionary processes which occur in the universe, including cosmology and the origin of the elements, the formation and life cycles of stars, and the development of planetary systems. Three lecture/lab sessions per week. Not open to physical science majors. Astronomy 110 does not count toward Astronomy or Astronomy-combined majors.

Distribution Area
Students entering Fall 2024 or later: Scientific Inquiry (SI)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Lab Science (SCL DIST)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Quantitative Analysis (QU DIST)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Science (SC DIST)

Includes a required corequisite lab, Astronomy 110L.