Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ASTR 300    Introduction to Astronomy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 and 110
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers modern astronomical theories, utilizing history, observations, reading, and discussion. It also includes changing conceptions of the cosmos, the planets, the universe of stars and galaxies, and cosmic evolution.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 420          13044 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     16342 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     31453 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Lege               Natomas Inderkum A105    31332 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          13978 Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ASTR 310    The Solar System    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the nature and evolution of the solar system. Topics include the nighttime sky, the history of astronomy, the tools of astronomy, and the origins and characteristics of planets, their satellites, and other components of the solar system. Emphasis is placed on how astronomers gain and refine their knowledge of the universe and interpret the latest results of planetary exploration.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     15922 
Textbook


ASTR 400    Astronomy Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ASTR 300, 310, or 320
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the practical use of a telescope for both visual observation and astrotopography. Topics include identifying constellations, collecting and interpreting scientific data, and the use of sky charts and handbooks to plan observation. Night field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     14834 
Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11544 Textbook

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010