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SPST440 - Stars and Galaxies

Course Details

Course Code: SPST440 Course ID: 4960 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to familiarize students with celestial objects found beyond the Solar System. Students learn about the origin and evolution of stars and galaxies. Topics covered in the course include main sequence stars, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Galaxy classification is also considered. Students have the opportunity to use the new APUS remote observatory for celestial observations.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Forums Intro and Forum 1
Forum 2 Forum 3
Forum 4 Forum 5
Forum 6 Forum 7
Forum 8 Quizzes
Quiz - week 1 Quiz - week 2
Quiz - week 3 Quiz - week 4
Quiz - week 6 Quiz - week 7
Exams Midterm Exam
Final Exam Homework
Homework #1 Homework #2
Homework #3 Homework #4
Homework #5 Homework #6
Homework #7 Homework #8
Book Title: Stars and Stellar Evolution - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also provided in the classroom Lessons section
Author: DeBoer, Klaas
Publication Info: EDP Sciences
ISBN: 9782759803569
Book Title: Astronomy - e-book available online, links provided in the classroom Lessons section
Author: OpenStax
Publication Info: OpenStax
ISBN: 9781938168284

Book Title:Stars and Stellar Evolution - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9782759803569
Publication Info:EDP Sciences
Author:DeBoer, Klaas
Unit Cost:$40.79
Book Title:Astronomy - e-book available online, links provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168284
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author:OpenStax
Unit Cost:$54.53

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.