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2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
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PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy


3 credits
What is our place in the universe? This course provides a chronological introduction to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology. Topics include: ancient and medieval astronomy, celestial coordinate systems, astronomical instrumentation, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, gravitation, stellar parallax, galactic redshifts, Hubble’s law, and aspects of modern
cosmology.
Term Offered: Fall semester
General Education: This course meets the general education Lab Science requirement when paired with PHY 105