Fall 2016

Exploring the Cosmos

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-111

Formerly listed as: ASTR-11

Moodle site: Course


Michael D. Stage (Section 01)


An introduction to the cosmos, with an emphasis on modern theories and observations. We'll discuss the nature and evolution of stars, our Milky Way Galaxy, external galaxies, black holes, and the origin and fate of the universe itself. The emphasis will be on conceptual, as contrasted with mathematical, comprehension, making this an excellent opportunity for non-science majors. Two 80-minute sessions per week.

Not open to upper-division students majoring in the physical sciences.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Stage.


Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors


2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016