Apr 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR& 101 - Introduction to Astronomy

Credits: 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 Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate principles of physics to the study of astronomical objects.
  2. Describe the historical development of the principles on which astronomy is based.
  3. Employ the earth as a model when considering the other planets of the solar systems.
  4. Employ sun as a model when considering the other stars of the galaxy.
  5. Employ the same home galaxy as a model when considering the other galaxies of the universe.
  6. Recognize real-world applications and connections related to astronomy.

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