A course reserved exclusively for students not well-versed in the physical sciences. The properties of the astronomical universe and the methods by which astronomers investigate it are discussed. Topics include the nature and properties of stars, our Galaxy, external galaxies, cosmology, the origin and character of the solar system, and black holes. Two 80 sessions per week.
Limited to 35 students. No student who has taken any upper-level math or science course and received a grade of B or higher in either high school or college, will be admitted. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Burbine.