Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 5  Introduction to Astronomy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

An introductory, non-technical survey of the Universe. Fundamental concepts and facts of astronomy. Topics include the origin and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies; results of space exploration and modern cosmology. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive laboratory science credit. Field trips may be required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730129ASTR:5TWR10:30am - 1:20pmS. Virji11-2119
Winter 201730135ASTR:5TWR7:30am - 10:20amS. Virji11-2119
Winter 201731066ASTR:5TWR4:10pm - 7:00pmS. Phelps11-2119
Winter 201731067ASTR:5TWR7:10pm - 10:00pmS. Phelps11-2119

ASTR 5H  Introduction to Astronomy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; Acceptance into the Honors Program

An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. An introductory, non-technical survey of the Universe. Fundamental concepts and facts of astronomy. Topics include the origin and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies; results of space exploration and modern cosmology. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive laboratory science credit. Field trips may be required. Students may not receive credit for both ASTR 5H and ASTR 5.

ASTR 5L  Astronomical Observing Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: ASTR 5 or ASTR 5H or ASTR 7 or ASTR 8 (May have been taken previously)
Advisory: MATH 51

Practical experience in astronomy including use of telescopes and demonstrations in the college planetarium. Occasional evening observing sessions with the telescopes and other field trips are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730124ASTR:5LTWR1:30pm - 4:20pmM. Hood60-1306
Winter 201730134ASTR:5LTWR10:30am - 1:20pmF. Bray-Ali60-1306

ASTR 7  Geology of the Solar System

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Geological features and evolution in the solar system. Course surveys techniques used to study cratering, tectonic and volcanic activity, weathering, landsliding, erosion and faulting. Emphasis on solid surfaces other than Earth. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive lab science credit. Field trips required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730139ASTR:7TWR7:30am - 10:20amNotEntered-XXXX

ASTR 8  Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Survey of current astronomical models, structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Field trip(s) required. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive lab science credit.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730123ASTR:8T1:30pm - 4:20pmF. Bray-Ali61-1420
R1:30pm - 4:20pmF. Bray-Ali61-1420

ASTR 99  Special Projects in Astronomy

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   

In order to offer students recognition for their academic interests and ability, and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Student must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

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