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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASTR 3010 - History of Astronomy

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ASTR 1010/1011 , 1020/1021 
Description: This course examines the historical development of the science of astronomy. Beginning with the ancient cultures and their religious associations with astronomy through the philosophies of the ancient Greeks and moving into the renaissance era with Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and finally Newton. The course concludes with the modern era and the development of modern theories in astronomy and astrophysics.