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Astronomy of Ancient Cultures:GT-SC2


Introduces the study of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy. The principles of unaided eye observational astronomy, timekeeping, navigation, religion and ritual, political power, cosmology, and worldview are covered. Methods of the ethnoastronomer, including measurement of architectural alignments, analysis of written records, examination of art, and general knowledge about a culture, will be discussed. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC2 category. Note: This course was previously listed as AST 155.