ASTR 130: Introduction to Archaeoastronomy (3 credits)
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of cultures and astronomy for non-science majors. Topics include naked-eye astronomy, myths and rituals, calendar systems, architectural alignments and navigation. (3 hours lecture)
Recommended Preparation: ASTR 110.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and explain the observable daily motions of celestial bodies.
- Identify the phases of the moon and explain what causes them.
- List some cultural associations of the planets.
- Identify and use measurement tools for determining astronomical alignments.
- Illustrate how astronomical knowledge can be used in navigation.
- Compare and contrast how different cultures used astronomical knowledge.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of an interpretation of evidence from an archaeoastronomy site.
- Explain how culture and science are interrelated.
Degrees and Certificates
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- Curriculum Documents
- Summer 2014 - MTWR, 1:00pm to 2:35pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Mary Beth Laychak - CRN: 61009 - view syllabus
- Fall 2014 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Mary Beth Laychak - CRN: 62456
- Summer 2012 - MTWR, 8:30am to 10:05am, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Mary Beth Laychak - CRN: 60006 - view syllabus
- Spring 2012 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Mary Beth Laychak - CRN: 64326 - view syllabus
- Spring 2010 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Nancy Ali - CRN: 63259 - view syllabus
- Spring 2009 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Nancy Ali - CRN: 60251 - view syllabus