Teaching history of astronomy in an internet Masters degree

Orchiston, Wayne, Hons, Alex, and White, Graeme L. (2006) Teaching history of astronomy in an internet Masters degree. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Oriental Astronomy, pp. 161-175. From: The Fifth International Conference on Oriental Astronomy, 4-8 October 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Abstract

In 1998 the University of Western Sydney, Nepean, in Australia began an Internet-based Masters in Astronomy degree, which included a compulsory subject on "Topics in the History of Astronomy". In this paper we document the nature of this subject as presented in 2001. We also discuss special problems associated with Internet graduate astronomy programs, and announce new Internet Masters and Doctoral degrees in astronomy offered by James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

Item ID: 4297
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: history of astronomy; Internet Masters degree; University of Western Sydney
ISBN: 974-672-003-1
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 05:59
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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