Summer Semester 2021

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Summer 2021 Online General Education Courses

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Astronomy 1102 - From Planets to the Cosmos Online

TBA - Online GE Course via CarmanCanvas

What is the architecture of our Solar System?
What are stars?  How do they form, evolve, and die?
What is a galaxy?
What is the Big Bang?
What are Dark Matter & Dark Energy?

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Astronomy 1101 - From Planets to the Cosmos
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Astronomy 1102, From Planets to the Cosmos, is an overview of astronomy from our solar system to the universe as a whole.  It is an online version of our Astronomy 1101 course without the laboratory component and satisfies the General Education (GE) Physical Science course requirement in the Natural Science category. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories, and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries, and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.

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Astronomy 1141 - Life in the Universe Online

TBA - Online GE Course via CarmanCanvas

Is there life on other planets and moons in our Solar System?
Are there planets around other stars?
Are any of them like the Earth?
Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?

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Astronomy 1141 - Life in the Universe
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Astronomy 1141, Life in the Universe, is an introduction to Astrobiology for non-science majors. It is a General Education (GE) Physical Science course in the Natural Science category. The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories, and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.