Sep 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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ASTR& 100 - Astronomy

5 credits

MATH 098  or placement in college level math.

This course provides an introduction to the universe beyond the Earth. The course begins with a study of the night sky and the history of astronomy. The course then explores the various objects seen in the cosmos beginning with a study of the solar system followed by stars, galaxies, and the evolution of the universe itself.

Theory Hours
5 lecture hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science distribution area E requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • To develop an awareness and appreciation of astronomy and the beauty of the night sky
  • To develop critical thinking skills and to expose students to the scientific process and the scientific method
  • To help provide students the skills needed to continue learning throughout their lives
  • To introduce students to the objects and processes operating in the universe beyond the Earth

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