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ASTRO 101 Intro to Astronomy

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    Jun 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class, but especially with Dr. Leonard. There were several hard concepts, especially in the physics part of the class, but he made them easier to understand and explained them very well. The material was also extremely interesting and kept me engaged throughout most of the class.

    Course highlights:

    Professor was very good, but there was also very little work to be done, however, the tests required a good amount of studying in order to do well on. I learned about various cosmologies, black holes (my favorite part), Einstein's relativity theory, the births and deaths of stars, and the fate of the universe.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the book and take notes, along with rereading the powerpoint slides. The answers to the online quizzes are all on Quizlet, but go over the answers when preparing for the final. Definitely read how to prepare for exams in the Course Reader and follow them. Give yourself at least a week to prepare for the exams, because there is a lot of material. The final is cumulative and worth 40% of your grade, however, if you go to class, and go to one of his events outside of class, he will bump up a borderline grade (boosted my grade 3%).

    • Spring 2016
    • Douglas Leonard
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Apr 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it will definitely open the student's eyes on the universe. I would never have gotten into the topic of physics again if it were not for this class. I t will make you question the ways that you thought about the world beforehand.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of the course would have to be lessons about the life and death of stars. I learned that there are MANY different paths that stars can take while they are alive and they can be categorized by sizes. I also learned that the color of stars can tell the observer how hot the temperature of the star is.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I HIGHLY advise future students to take the time to study. It definitely is not the easiest course to grasp unless you have been putting in the time to learn the fine details.

    • Spring 2016
    • Douglas Leonard
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading
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    Feb 03, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    He is opioninated but very interesting.

    Course highlights:

    I hate history, but his class was very interesting.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not use cell phones in his class!

    • Spring 2015
    • Orozs

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