2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR& 110 - The Solar System

5.0 Credits
A study of the solar system; light and optics; telescopes; history and development of astronomy. Six hours of lecture and laboratory weekly. Concurrent enrollment in the lecture and lab is required. Night observing sessions are a required part of the lab. S/U grade option (was ASTRO 100). Prerequisite: MATH 090  or MATH 095  with a grade of 2.0 or higher and placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles, with an emphasis on the fundamental astrophysical principles that govern the solar system & universe. These include the principles underlying physical theories and processes of scientific discovery, and the nature of scientific evidence upon which contemporary astronomical theories are based. [REASON]
  2. Describe the contributions of different cultures to western scientific thought in astronomy. [EXPLORE]
  3. Analyze physical systems, solve problems, and answer questions using mathematics appropriate to astronomy and performing calculations appropriate to the task. [REASON]
  4. Clearly communicate fundamental knowledge particular to astronomy with their peers using appropriate vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]

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