A somewhat more technical introduction to astronomical subjects is PY 328: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics, normally offered each fall. PY 328 has a prerequisite of PY 208 or PY 202, and will present an introduction to the physics of stars and galaxies using elementary physics and calculus. It should meet any curriculum's requirements for a technical elective.
The Physics Department will also offer PY 341: Spacetime Physics , an introduction to the special and general theories of relativity with astrophysical applications. This course is normally offered in the Spring. PY 341 has a prerequisite of PY 203 or PY 407. PY 328 and PY 341, along with prerequisites PY 201, 202, and 203, or PY 205, 208, and 407, complete the requirements for a minor in Physics.
In addition, the department will occasionally offer PY 543: Astrophysics. This is an advanced undergraduate or early graduate level course dealing with more technical aspects of astronomy and astrophysics, including radiation, star formation, atomic processes in stars, supernovae, galaxy formation and galactic dynamics, and other relevant topics.
For further information, contact J. Blondin (208A BOM, 5-7096; firstname.lastname@example.org), S. Reynolds (208D BOM, 5-7751, email@example.com), or D. Ellison (208C BOM, 5-7227, firstname.lastname@example.org).