- Name: Stellar Astronomy
- Discipline: Astronomy
- Units (Credits): 3
- Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
- Academic Division: Liberal Arts
- Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor
I: Catalog Course Description
Offers a descriptive introduction to stellar and galactic systems, the life cycle of stars, theories of the universe and its formation. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
- Demonstrate working knowledge of stellar evolution, galactic formation as well as key concepts and principles that characterize the physical properties and features of matter in its densest and most extreme form. (GE 1)
- Present accurate calculations related to a broad range of astronomical problems. (GE 3)
- Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete activities related to the historical evolution of the science of astronomy. (GE 4)
- Explore concepts and theories of cosmology including the creation and age of the universe.
- Identify some seasonal constellations and learn to use a telescope.