Galactic Astrophysics 1
Astrophysics of the interstellar medium and galactic structure.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInstructor's consent.
Course Outcomes: 

Physical and Chemical Processes in the Interstellar Medium

Demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to understand the importance of dust, PAHs, HII regions, PDRs, phases in the ISM, molecular clouds, shock waves and SN explosions.

The Galactic Ecosystem

Identify the five phases of the interstellar medium, the physics and chemistry that characterizes these different regions, and their interaction. Solve problems related to atomic and molecular spectroscopy, gas cooling, gas heating, gas-phase chemical reactions, and grain-surface chemistry.

Independent Study

Write in standard journal format using LaTex, as evidenced by a term paper.

Verbal Skills and Comprehension

Give a professional oral presentation

Learning to Work with Real Data

Reduce and analyze actual observations.