Mentor: Bruce Schofield, Ph.D.
Course: R111 Astronomy for Astrologers
Self Study Course : 4 months to complete
Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth’s cosmic environment. Astronomy is a highly developed science and encompasses many technical subjects. In this course, the emphasis is on subject matter relevant to a general and non-technical understanding of astronomy. The course is a unique introduction to astronomy presented at the 12th grade or first year college level, and would benefit students of astrology or anyone seeking a practical overview of the subject.
This is a self-motivated course that requires the student to set aside time each week to study the material presented. Learning in this course depends on taking the time to go over the assigned readings, listening to the lectures, and doing the weekly assignments. The readings overlap with the lectures and provide additional information. The assignments are based primarily on the lectures which set the parameters of each week’s topic. In addition to the lectures and assigned readings, assignments for the course include online forums, multiple choice questions, and a short report on a relevant topic.