Fall, Spring. Lec. 3. Lab. 2. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Background knowledge of high school Algebra and Geometry. Studies of the solar system, stars, and galaxies; recent advances in astronomy and astrophysics; and quasars, pulsars, black holes, cosmological theories, space exploration; non-technical survey of the principles of optics, and atomic and nuclear physics as applied to astronomy.
◆ Meets Tennessee Technological University general education requirement (Natural Sciences).