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    Jan 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Astronomy: bastion of nerds and math, right? Wrong! This course may include some of that but it is easily one of the more enjoyable courses anywhere and Dr. Myers makes what can look like a difficult subject into an invigorating one. Learn in a consistent way with easily understandable and structured lectures, labs, and homework assignments. This course is upbeat and moves quickly, but you'll never feel rushed.

    Course highlights:

    Aside from the amusing antics of the professor, this course explores a multitude of beginning astronomy questions and goes in depth as to the systems and science of the cosmos. Understand what a black hole is, or how we can discover exoplanets, or why our moon is so big, or why the chances of extraterrestrials contacting us is so slim. The universe is a big, big place and this course does an amazing job at whittling it down to approachable sizes, without compromising wonder.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You're likely taking this course for a requirement, but understand that a 4 credit hour course that's intro-level isn't a breeze. This means you'll have a lab, a homework assignment, and some lectures per week. Try not to miss lectures because concepts will be explained and you'll be able to finish your homeworks in minutes. Take a look at your labs before the lab session so you and your group don't waste time wondering what to do. And for exams, review your lecture notes, go to the review session, and maybe start a study group.

    • Fall 2016
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