Astronomy (AST)

Courses

AST 111. Descriptive Astronomy. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Corequisites: Take AST 111A

AST 111A. Descriptive Astronomy Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 111. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 111 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Corequisites: Take AST 111

AST 151A. General Astronomy I Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 151. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 151 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system.

Corequisites: Take AST 151

AST 151. General Astronomy I. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the science of modern astronomy with a concentration on the solar system. Emphasis is placed on the history and physics of astronomy and an introduction to the solar system, including the planets, comets, and meteors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system.