Stellar and Extragalactic Astronomy

Stellar and Extragalactic Astronomy
Stellar atmospheres, stellar interiors, stellar evolution, interstellar matter, galactic structure, external galaxies, and cosmology.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 227
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 228
Course Outcomes

The Interstellar Medium, Star Formation, and Evolution

Display a qualitative and simple quantitative understanding of the role of the interstellar medium in star formation, stellar structure and evolution;

Stellar Populations and Galactic Structure

Demonstrate an understanding of stellar populations and galactic structure;

The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

Display a knowledge of the basic properties of galaxies;


Display a qualitative grasp of up-to-date observational cosmology and solve elementary problems in theoretical cosmology.