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Astronomy 100: Descriptive Astronomy Sonoma State University Department of Physics and Astronomy Fall 2009 General Information Instructor: Dr. Scott A. Severson Class Schedule: 4:00 – 5:15 PM Tuesday and Thursday Location: Darwin 103 Section: 002 Office Hours: 10:00 - 11:30 AM Monday and Thursday Office: Darwin 300L Email: scott.severson@sonoma.edu Phone: (707) 664-2376 Course Website: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/severson/a100 Course WebCT site: https://webct6.sonoma.edu/webct/logon/306004752001 Course Description This is a three-hour lecture survey course, designed primarily for non-science majors. The course will cover the composition and nature of the universe, from our own solar system, to stars and stellar evolution, interstellar matter, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. Along the way we will explore historic astronomy, some fundamental physics such as Newton’s laws and the nature of light, and discuss how astronomers discover the nature of the universe. General Education This course may be used to satisfy general education requirements in categories B1 or B3. Textbook The Cosmic Perspective (5th Edition) or (5 th Edition Media Update) Authors: ISBN-10 0321505670 or 0321551389
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Note 1: We will make use of the online resources related to this book. A new book includes access to www.masteringastronomy.com . Buying a used book is not likely to save you much money, as you will need to purchase the online content separately at http:// www.masteringastronomy.com . Note 2: This is not the same text as The Essential Cosmic Perspective by the same authors. Note 3: An older edition of this text, The Cosmic Perspective (4th Edition), ISBN 0-8053-6647-4 is an acceptable edition of this text and may be available used through online resellers. As noted previously, you will need to purchase the online content separately at http:// www.masteringastronomy.com . Policies University Policies There are several important University policies of which you should be aware, such as the add/drop policy; cheating and plagiarism policy, grade appeal procedures; accommodations for students with disabilities and the diversity vision statement. Go to this URL for details:
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course ASTR 3048 taught by Professor Severson during the Fall '09 term at Sonoma.

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