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-=====Core curriculum=====+====== Core curriculum ​======
  
-This document is intended to provide an overview of the graduate +This document is intended to provide an overview of the graduate ​curriculum. In addition to describing basic requirements and course offerings, it gives sample roadmaps with possible paths through which graduate students can acquire the basic knowledge and skills for entering research in three broad areas. These are only schematic, as the actual course schedule will vary according to faculty availability and student interest. We note that in addition to offerings in the Astronomy ​Department, there are a number of courses in other departments ​that might also be taken (see [[:academic_rules|requirements]]).
-curriculm. In addition to describing basic requirements and course +
-offerings, it gives sample roadmaps with possible paths through which +
-graduate students can acquire the basic knowledge and skills for +
-entering research in three broad areas. These are only schematic, as +
-the actual course schedule will vary according to faculty availability +
-and student interest. We note that in addition to offerings in the +
-Astronomy ​Dept., there are a number of courses in other Depts.  ​that +
-might also be taken (see [[:Academic_rules|requirements]]).+
  
   * [[academic_rules:​core#​Course_listing|Course Listing]]   * [[academic_rules:​core#​Course_listing|Course Listing]]
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   * [[academic_rules:​core#​scheduling|Scheduling]]   * [[academic_rules:​core#​scheduling|Scheduling]]
  
-====Course Listing====+===== Course Listing ​=====
  
-===Core Courses===+==== Core Courses ​====
  
-All students are encouraged to prepare themselves for the preliminary +All students are encouraged to prepare themselves for the preliminary and specific research work by engaging in a program of courses. It is  strongly recommended that these be drawn from the following basic courses ​[key: EOY (every year), EOY (every other year), NR (not regularly offered)]:
-and specific research work by engaging in a program of courses. It is  +
-strongly recommended that these be drawn from the following basic courses:+
  
-  * Astronomy 201: //Radiative Processes in Astronomy//​ +  * Astronomy 201: //Radiative Processes in Astronomy// ​(EY) 
-  * Astronomy 202: //​Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics//​ +  * Astronomy 202: //​Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics// ​(EY) 
-  * Astronomy ​203: //Astrophysical Techniques// +  * Astronomy ​256: //Astronomy Data Science Laboratory// (EY) 
-  * Astronomy ​204: //Numerical Techniques in Astronomy//​ +  * Astronomy ​218: // Galaxies (formallyStellar Dyanmics and Galactic Structure) ​// (EOY) 
-  * Astronomy 216: //Interstellar Matter// +  * Astronomy ​C229 / Physics 229: //Extragalactic Astronomy ​and Physical Cosmology ​// (EOY) 
-  * Astronomy ​217: //Radiative Astrophysics:​Stars,​ Disks, ​and Winds// +  * Astronomy ​252: //Stellar Structure ​and Evolution// (EOY) 
-  * Astronomy ​218: //​Stellar ​Dynamics and Galactic ​Structure//​ +  * Astronomy ​C254: //High Energy Astrophysics// (EOY) 
-  * Astronomy ​C228: //Extragalactic Astronomy and Physical Cosmology ​// +  * Astronomy C249: //Solar System Astrophysics// ​(EOY?) 
-  * Astronomy C249: //Solar System Astrophysics//​ +  * Astronomy ​216: //Interstellar Matter// (NR) 
-  * Astronomy ​252: //Stellar Structure and Evolution// +  * Astronomy ​217: //Radiative ​Astrophysics: Stars, Disks, and Winds// (NR) 
-  * Astronomy ​C254: //High Energy ​Astrophysics//​ +  * Astronomy 255: //​Computational Methods in Astrophysics// ​(NR) 
-  * Astronomy 255: //​Computational Methods in Astrophysics//​ +  * Astronomy 267 //Plasma Astrophysics// ​(NR) 
-  * Astronomy 267 //Plasma Astrophysics//​+  * Astronomy 203: //​Astrophysical Techniques//​ (?? James retired, don't know if anyone will teach again)
  
-Astronomy 290AB: //​Introduction to Current Research// is required of all  
-students in their first year. This consists of weekly lectures by  
-different faculty members and introduces the student to current research ​ 
-being carried out in the Department and nearby Labs.  (This course is not a prelim topic.) 
  
-Astronomy 250 classes are seminars, offered irregularly on various topics of +Astronomy 290AB: //​Introduction to Current Research// is required of all students in their first year. This consists of weekly lectures by different faculty members and introduces the student to current research being carried out in the Department and nearby labs. This course is not a prelim topic. 
-interest to their instructors. These classes may be highly interesting and count towards + 
-your six-course requirement,​ but are usually //not// usable as prelim topics.+Astronomy 250 classes are seminars, offered irregularly on various topics of interest to their instructors. These classes may be highly interesting and count towards your six-course requirement,​ but are usually //not// usable as prelim topics.
  
 ==== Other Courses ==== ==== Other Courses ====
 +  * Computer Science 289A Introduction to Machine Learning
 +  * Computer Science 281A Statistical Learning Theory (like above but better because there are no undergrads)
 +  * Physics 288 Bayesian Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Physical Sciences
 +  * Physics 242A Theoretical Plasma Physics ​
 +  * Physics 231 General Relativity
 +  * Astronomy 375 (EY) //​Instruction Techniques in General Astronomy// is normally taken concurrently with Graduate Student Instructor duties in Astronomy 7 or 10. This allows the student to take credits for acting as a GSI.
  
-  * Astronomy 300 //​Instruction Techniques in General Astronomy// is normally taken concurrently with Graduate Student Instructor duties in Astronomy 7 or 10. This allows the student to take credits for acting as a GSI.+===== Scheduling ===== 
 + 
 +==== Sample ====
  
-====Scheduling==== 
-==Sample== 
 Here is an example of how the Department course offerings might look: Here is an example of how the Department course offerings might look:
  
 Sample 3 Year Schedule Sample 3 Year Schedule
- Fall 1   Spring 1   Fall 2   Spring 2   Fall 3   Spring 3  +^ Fall 1 ^ Spring 1 ^ Fall 2 ^ Spring 2 ^ Fall 3 ^ Spring 3 ^ 
-|  ​201  ​| ​ ​202 ​ |  201  |  202  |  201  |  202  | +|  ​Radiation ​ ​| ​  Fluids ​  |  ​Radiation ​ ​|  ​Fluids ​ ​|  ​Radiation ​ ​|  ​Fluids ​ | 
-|  218  |  228  |  218  |  228  |  218  |  228  | +|  ​High Energy ​|  ​Cosmology ​Galaxies ​Stars High Energy ​| Cosmology | 
-|  252  |  216  |  254  |  216  |  252  |  216  | +|  ​Planets ​ ​|  ​Data Lab  | |  ​Data Lab  ​|  ​Planets ​ ​| ​ |
-|  217  |  203  |  249  |  255  |  217  |  203  | +
- +
-==ISM/​Star/​Planet Formation== +
-Those interested in ISM and star/planet formation and solar system might take: +
- +
-ISM/​Star/​Planet Formation Sequence -- ODD YEAR</​caption>​ +
- +
-^  F1  ^  S1  ^  F2  ^  S2  ^  F3  ^ +
-|  201   ​|  203  |  249  |  202  |  217  | +
-|  218   |  ​216  |       |  ​252  ​| ​     | +
- +
-ISM/​Star/​Planet Formation Sequence -- EVEN YEAR +
- +
- F2   ​^ ​ S2  ^  F3 ^  S3  ^ +
-|  ​201  |  202  |  217  |  203  | +
-|  ​249  ​|  ​216  ​ ​218  ​      ​| +
- ​252 ​ |       ​| ​      ​| ​      | +
- +
- +
-Comments: ODD schedule is stretched out relative to EVEN schedule +
- +
-Prelim topics from 201-203, 216, 217, 252 are best.  +
- +
-Attendance in ISM/Star Formation Journal Club (292-2) including presentation would be recommended.  +
- +
-Research with Basri, Backer, Blitz, Bower, Chiang, De Pater, Graham, Heiles, Marcy, McKee, Welch.  +
- +
- +
-==Extragalactic Studies and Cosmology== +
- +
-Those interested in extragalactic studies and cosmology +
-would take: +
-Extragalactic and Cosmology Sequence -- ODD YEAR +
- +
-^  F1  ^  S1  ^  F2  ^  S2  ^ +
-|  201  |  203  |  254  |  202  ​+
-|  ​218  ​|  ​228  ​| ​      ​|  ​216  | +
- +
-Extragalactic and Cosmology Sequence -- EVEN YEAR +
- +
- F2   ​^ ​ S2  ^  F3  ^  S3  ^  F4  ^ +
- ​201 ​ ​| ​ ​202 ​ |  252  |  203  |  254  | +
-|  218  |  228  |       ​| ​      ​| ​      | +
- +
-Prelim topics from 201, 203, 218, 228 are best.  +
- +
-Attendance in Cosmology Seminar (292-5) including presentation would be recommended. ​+
  
-Research with Bloom, Bower, Davis, Graham, Filippenko, Ma, Spinrad, White. ​ 
  
-==Compact Objects, Stars and Stellar Death== 
-Those interested in compact objects, stars, and death of stars would take similar sequence to extragalactic & cosmology or ISM and star/planet formation depending on mean redshift of interest. 
  
-Prelim topics from 201-202, 216, 252, and 254 are best. 
  
-Research with Arons, Backer, Basri, Bloom, Boggs, Filippenko, Quataert.