Cosmology will be a thread running through and typing together studies of various topics, e.g. formation of elements in stars and supernovas, techniques of measurement of astronomical distances, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sources of continous and discrete spectra. Early models of the universe, present competing models, and possible flaws in the standard model are discussed. Readings from various sources. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or higher, introductory Physics (high school or college), or permission of the instructor. Meets General Education Distribution Area I.C. Offered spring of odd years.