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Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO)

ASTRO 585 Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (3) Advanced study of issues in planetary, stellar, galactic, extragalactic and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics.

ASTRO 585 Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (3)

This 3-credit topics course will be offered as part of the regular sequence of graduate offerings, and can be used to fulfill the graduate degree course requirements on an equal basis with ASTRO 501-580 3 credit courses. The purpose here is to provide a flexible environment for full courses on subjects that are not covered in the courses with fixed curricular content and are important to Penn State faculty, research Centers, and students.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ASTRO 501, ASTRO 502

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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