Spring 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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 420          23357 
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MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Hunt               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     32024 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC L.Lege               Natomas Inderkum A104    32626 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young               TBA TBA                 26071 Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
ASTR 300 is also offered as an Honors section, ASTR 480. To register for the Honors section for this course, please see the listing for ASTR 480, including course code, days, and times. For more information about the Honors Program at American River College, please visit the website at www.arc.losrios.edu/~honors


ASTR 320    Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology    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 stars, galaxies, and the universe. Topics include the history of astronomy, the tools of astronomy, star classification, stellar evolution, neutron stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Emphasis is placed on how astronomers gain and refine their knowledge of the universe and interpret the latest results of space exploration.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Lege               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     29277 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     23359 
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Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB L.Lege               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     26069 Textbook


ASTR 480    Honors Introduction to Astronomy    1 Unit

Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; ENGWR 300 or 480, and MATH 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: ASTR 300, 310, or 320
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to current topics in astronomy. It is intended for students with a serious interest in astronomy and requires the ability to apply mathematical and conceptual reasoning to astronomical systems. The course utilizes problem solving, reading, and discussion in a seminar format. Previous knowledge of physics and astronomy is assumed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LEC C.Hunt               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     27689 
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Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010