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Astronomy (ASTR)

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Courses

The following Astronomy courses are offered:

ASTR 300
Introduction to Astronomy 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and MATH 100
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a general course in astronomy that examines the nature and evolution of the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology and life in the universe.


ASTR 400
Astronomy Laboratory 1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: ASTR 300 (may be taken previously)
Advisory: MATH 30 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course introduces students to various types of astronomical observations and presents the tools needed to analyze and interpret astronomical data. The course will cover historical and current observational methods. This will include naked eye and telescopic observations.


ASTR 495
Independent Studies in Astronomy 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB


ASTR 499
Experimental Offering in Astronomy .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

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