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Astronomy 240: Foundations of Astronomy

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Astronomy 240 is an introductory course in astronomy designed specifically for students who enjoy science. The course has prerequisites of one college physics course (Physics 151 or 170). 

The course is a survey of current astronomy,   including the Solar System, stars, galaxies and the Universe as a whole. The course differs from Astronomy 110 in that there is more emphasis on the applications of physical ideas and simple mathematical tools as an aid to understanding the universe.

The course satisfies the physical sciences core requirement, but as a 200-level course with a college-level prerequisite it can alternatively count for upper level credit.

Credit cannot be received for both Astronomy 110 and Astronomy 240