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Astronomy Course List

Astronomy

Course# Course Name (Link to Related Courses)
AST101

Survey of Astronomy
Survey of astronomy for the non-technical student. The history, content, and evolution of the solar system and the universe in general. Astronomical principles and instrumentation. The planets, moons, sun, comets, stars and star formation, galaxies, and cosmology. Prerequisites: None.

AST102

Survey of Astronomy Laboratory
Astronomical observations and exercises designed to familiarize students with the sky, telescopes, and methods used in astronomy. Prerequisites: None. May accompany AST101.

AST106

Life in the Universe
Introduction to the search for life in the universe for the non-science major. Earth's location in space and time, nature of life, light and the spectrum, origin and history of the universe, origin of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: AST/GLG107. Prerequisites: MAT090, MAT091, MAT092, or MAT093, or completion of higher level mathematics course, or satisfactory score on placement exam.

AST107

Life in the Universe Laboratory
Astronomy, Biology, and Planetary Science laboratory. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: AST/GLG106. Concurrent registration in AST/GLG106 required.

AST111

Introduction to Solar System Astronomy
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. The scientific method, properties of light, astronomical instruments, our Solar System and solar systems around other stars. Includes hands-on astronomical observations and laboratory exercises.

AST112

Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. Structure and evolution of stars; star clusters; galaxies; cosmology. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: AST114. Prerequisites: MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory score on placement exam.

AST113

Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory
Astronomical observations and exercises to supplement AST111. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AST111.

AST114

Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
Astronomical observations and exercises to supplement AST112. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: AST112.