Academics

Course Descriptions

Astronomy (ASTR)


ASTR& 100  Survey of Astronomy  (5)
Introduces the history of astronomy, star formation, life cycle and death, galactic astronomy, the beginning and evolution of the universe, solar system formation and operation, and the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Does not include a laboratory experience. Not open to students who have taken ASTR& 101. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.
ASTR& 101  Introduction to Astronomy  (5)
Presents a unified account of contemporary astronomy beginning with our earth and moving outward toward our solar system, and beyond to the stars of our home galaxy and out into the physical universe. Laboratory portion introduces students to methods and techniques commonly employed in astronomy. Actual experiments vary depending upon weather conditions and observable celestial objects. Not open to students who have taken ASTR& 100. PREREQUISITE: ENGL& 101 or eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a lab or natural science requirement for AA degree.