Astronomy (A)

A 001  Descriptive Astronomy   Units: 3

This course is an introductory survey of planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy designed for students not majoring in science. This course reviews research techniques, current knowledge and theory about the planets, stars, galaxies and the age and origin of the universe.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061 & MATH 040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1                 IGETC: 5A

A 002  Descriptive Astronomy   Units: 4

This course is an introductory survey of planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy designed for students not majoring in science. This course reviews research techniques, current knowledge and theory about the planets, stars, galaxies and the age and origin of the universe.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061 & MATH 040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

A 003  Planetary Astronomy   Units: 4

This course is an introduction to the current solar system. A comparative study will be made of the planets and their satellites, dwarf planets, asteroids and comets. An overview of the formation, evolution and structure of the solar nebula will be presented. Highlights from previous, current and future interplanetary missions will be incorporated and interpretation of mission results and analysis will be discussed.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061 & MATH 040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

A 031  Undergraduate Research Experience   Units: 2

Under the supervision of STEM faculty, students will select a project to be completed during the semester. Topics will include information retrieval, computer skills applied to laboratory research, time management, and organizational skills, application of modern research methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis, presentation skills (written and oral), and applying for summer internship opportunities.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061 & MATH 040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None