101 Descriptive Astronomy - 3 hours lecture, 3 units ( Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)
This course is an introductory survey of contemporary
astronomy. Topics covered include the solar system,
stars and stellar evolution, the Milky Way galaxy and
cosmology. This course is designed for students
planning to take advanced courses in the Physical and
Earth Sciences and for transfer students planning to
major in astronomy. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.
109 Practice in Observing - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
Astronomy 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is a laboratory field experience course in general astronomy. Emphasis is placed on the constellations, celestial cycle interpretation, and descriptive observations of astronomical objects and events with and without the use of telescopes. This course is for all students interested in field experience in general astronomy. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Astronomy (ASTR) 109 and 111 combined: maximum credit, one course.
111 Astronomy Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment
in: Astronomy 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This laboratory course features exercises and
experiments covering topics ranging across the
spectrum of astronomy. The course deals with the
foundations of astronomy, and may include
telescopes, planetary astronomy, stellar astronomy
and galactic astronomy. Indoor exercises may involve
computer simulations. Outdoor exercises may be
required. The course is designed to supplement
Astronomy 101 as a general education laboratory
course in the natural science area. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Astronomy (ASTR) 109 and 111 combined: maximum credit, one course.
This discipline may offer specialized instruction in
one or more of the following areas: Supervised
Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265),
Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction
(296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience
(270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on
page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or
see the dean or department chair for availability.