Astronomy (ASTROMY)

Astronomy (ASTROMY) 201  
Descriptive Astronomy  

Descriptive survey of major astronomical facts, concepts, and relationships, starting with the solar system and extending to stars, galaxies, and cosmogonies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, SAT, GED, or HiSET test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, MX, TR, WR  
IAI: P1 906 GE: Physical Sciences  
Astronomy (ASTROMY) 203  
The Solar System  

A laboratory course that investigates the solar system and the tools used to explore it. Topics include planetary motion, electromagnetic radiation, the formation of the solar system, the physical natures of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets, and discoveries of extrasolar planets. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for ENGLISH 101 and successful completion of MATH 99 or higher.  
2 Laboratory hours. 3 Lecture hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, WR