Astronomy (ASTRONMY)

Courses

ASTRONMY 112   INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY (GL)   5 Units

An examination of concepts regarding the organization of the universe. The solar system, astronomical principles and instruments, stellar evolution and galaxies are among topics covered. Activities include field trips, observations of the night sky and of the sun with telescopes, and laboratory work. Four one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory/observation period per week. There are two required evening observation sessions during the semester.
COREQ: MATH 141 OR WAIVER
UNREQ: ASTRONMY 112 AND ASTRONMY 114

ASTRONMY 114   DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY (GM)   3 Units

A non-laboratory course that introduces the basic aspects of astronomy, including cultural and historical considerations. The study of galaxies, stars, as well as our solar system is included. Observational activities may be included as integral parts of the course. Three one-hour lectures per week for the regular semester.
COREQ: MATH 141 OR WAIVER
UNREQ: ASTRONMY 112 AND ASTRONMY 114

ASTRONMY 490   ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-5 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.

ASTRONMY 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Department Consent required.

ASTRONMY 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

ASTRONMY 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.