Astronomy (A)

A 001  Descriptive Astronomy   Units: 3

This course in 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-071 and MATH-040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1                 IGETC: 5A

A 001L  Descriptive Astronomy Lab   Units: 1

This is an introductory laboratory course featuring the practical use of the telescope, an introduction to the geography of the sky, and applications of astronomical methods involving projects performed by the student.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: A-001
Advisory: ENG-071 and MATH-040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: 5C