Offerings on Each Campus
The Five College Astronomy courses are taught among all of the Five College campuses. To find which courses are offered at which school in a particular year, start from the Five Colleges page Taking Courses on Other Campuses, find Enter Subject Name or Department and enter ASTRONOMY. This will bring up a list of astronomy offerings at all campuses in the selected semester, with links to catalog descriptions at each school.
Follow the normal procedures at your home school to register for a course taught there. For off-campus Astronomy courses, the guidelines linked from the Five Colleges page Cross Registration Guidelines. Because the time period for pre-registering for courses can differ among the five institutions you may not be able to register for an off campus course during your pre-registration period. It is recommended that you send an email to the professor of the course you hope to take to express your interest in the class, in addition to waiting for the registration period to open.
Core Courses in the Shared Undergraduate Astronomy Curriculum
|AST 200||Practical Astronomy|
|AST 220||Topics (Public Policy, Science Communication, Astrobiology)|
|AST 223||Planetary Science|
|AST 224||Stars/Discovery of Fundamental Properties|
|AST 225||Galaxies/Discovery of Dark Matter|
|AST 228||Astrophysics I|
|AST 330||Seminar (Supernovae, Mars, Moon, Galaxy Evolution)|
|AST 335||Astrophysics II|
|AST 337||Techniques of Optical and Infrared Astronomy, I|
|AST 341||Techniques of Optical and Infrared Astronomy, II|
|AST 352||Astrophysics III|