Astronomy Courses

Draft Version
This is a DRAFT catalog for review and advising purposes. Items in this catalog draft are subject to change until the catalog for 2019-2020 academic year will be officially published on August 1, 2019. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally by the institution while the catalog is in draft mode.

AST 300 - Astronomy: Our Glimpse of the Cosmos (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Core Curr. NS
Various scientific views of the cosmos; how modern astronomy has enlightened and broadened these views. Relationships between man, technology, and the universe through scientific knowledge of planets, stars, galaxies, and the cosmos will be investigated. Experimental discoveries in astronomy are examined, analyzed, and discussed. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or sophomores with permission of the instructor or department chair.

AST 310 - Astronomy and Astrophysics (3 hours)
Study of a broad range of astrophysical topics: overview of the universe, planetary systems and subsystems, stars, galaxies, and super clusters of galaxies. Presentations of special topics: stellar evolution, quasi-stellar objects, and black holes. Scientific-technical elective for science and engineering majors. Prerequisite: Junior standing; one year of calculus; one year of calculus-based physics or permission of the department chair