AST 376R AST 376R. A Practical Introduction to Research Methods. 3 Hours.
Restricted to science and engineering majors. Practical exercises including analysis of imaging data, visualization, programming exercises with Python, IDL or other languages, statistical analyses, and training for papers and oral presentations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Astronomy 376 (Topic: Practical Intro to Research) and 376R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Mathematics 305G or the equivalent; prior computing experience and an introductory astronomy course are recommended.