Natural Science (NAS)

NAS 131 - Astronomy I

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the Milky Way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Part I of II. This course is cross-listed with PHY 141. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning about astronomy and what it can tell us about man?s place in the universe.

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NAS 206 - Design and Application of Scientific Research

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Explores advanced topics in scientific research. Exposes students to a variety of research approaches and scientific disciplines. Introduces research design, data collection and analysis of data. Provides students an opportunity to design their own experiments, including collecting and analyzing data as appropriate, drawing conclusions and determining the statistical reliability of those conclusions.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 3 hours.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to design and execute a scientific project. The scientific approach is central to solving problems in everyday life.

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