Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year
Offers a descriptive introduction to current concepts of the solar system, modern observational techniques, and their results. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.
Upon successful completion of AST 109, the student will perform with a minimum accuracy of 80 percent, the following objective:
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
General Education Mission:
AST 109 is a general education class that promotes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors.
General Education Student Learning Outcome:
Students who successfully complete AST 109 satisfy the general education learning outcome of having problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills. In addition, students will understand the methods of science and the role of science and technology in the modern world.
Program Mission for AA/AS degree:
AST 109 satisfies the A.A. /A.S. degree mission by providing academic knowledge and skills for successful transfer to meet higher educational goals.
Program Student Learning Outcomes for AA/AS degree:
Students who successfully complete AST 109 will know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.