Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year
Studies the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the geology, planetary science, atmospheric science, oceanography, and other sciences. Explore's the scientific reasons behind why the Solar System harbors a living planet. Covers the factors that allow the Earth to support life and the potential for life on other planets within the universe.
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe. It uses interdisciplinary science at the intersection of biology, geology, chemistry, and physics as well as engineering and technology to discover where and under what conditions life can arise and exist in the universe.
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
General Education Mission: AST 120 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 120 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 120 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 120 will know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.