Liberal Arts > Astronomy

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor

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:

  1. 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)
  2. Present accurate calculations related to a broad range of astronomical problems. (GE 3)
  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)
  4. Explore concepts and theories of cosmology including the creation and age of the universe.
  5. Identify some seasonal constellations and learn to use a telescope.

Scheduled AST-110 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no AST-110 classes scheduled for this term.