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-===== Core curriculum =====+====== Core curriculum ​======
  
 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]]). 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]]).
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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 and specific research work by engaging in a program of courses. It is  strongly recommended that these be drawn from the following basic courses:+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 ​[keyEOY (every year), EOY (every other year), NR (not regularly offered)]:​ 
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 +  * Astronomy 201: //Radiative Processes in Astronomy// (EY) 
 +  * Astronomy 202: //​Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics// (EY) 
 +  * Astronomy 256: //Astronomy Data Science Laboratory//​ (EY) 
 +  * Astronomy 218: // Galaxies (formally: Stellar Dyanmics and Galactic Structure) // (EOY) 
 +  * Astronomy C229 / Physics 229: //​Extragalactic Astronomy and Physical Cosmology // (EOY) 
 +  * Astronomy 252: //Stellar Structure and Evolution// (EOY) 
 +  * Astronomy C254: //High Energy Astrophysics//​ (EOY) 
 +  * Astronomy C249: //Solar System Astrophysics//​ (EOY?) 
 +  * Astronomy 216: //​Interstellar Matter// (NR) 
 +  * Astronomy 217: //Radiative Astrophysics:​ Stars, Disks, and Winds// (NR) 
 +  * Astronomy 255: //​Computational Methods in Astrophysics//​ (NR) 
 +  * Astronomy 267 //Plasma Astrophysics//​ (NR) 
 +  * Astronomy 203: //​Astrophysical Techniques//​ (?? James retired, don't know if anyone will teach again)
  
-  * Astronomy 201: //Radiative Processes in Astronomy// 
-  * Astronomy 202: //​Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics// 
-  * Astronomy 203: //​Astrophysical Techniques//​ 
-  * Astronomy 204: //Numerical Techniques in Astronomy// 
-  * Astronomy 216: //​Interstellar Matter// 
-  * Astronomy 217: //Radiative Astrophysics:​ Stars, Disks, and Winds// 
-  * Astronomy 218: //Stellar Dynamics and Galactic Structure// 
-  * Astronomy C228: //​Extragalactic Astronomy and Physical Cosmology // 
-  * Astronomy C249: //Solar System Astrophysics//​ 
-  * Astronomy 252: //Stellar Structure and Evolution// 
-  * Astronomy C254: //High Energy Astrophysics//​ 
-  * Astronomy 255: //​Computational Methods in Astrophysics//​ 
-  * Astronomy 267 //Plasma Astrophysics//​ 
  
 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 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.
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 ==== 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 =====
  
-==== Scheduling ​==== +==== Sample ​====
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-== 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:
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 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  |       ​| ​      ​| ​      | +
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-Comments: ODD schedule is stretched out relative to EVEN schedule +
- +
-Prelim topics from 201-203, 216, 217, 252 are best.  +
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-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.  +
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-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 and 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.