Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

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 15-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     16252 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     30247 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Afonso             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 16726 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          13274 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 15-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     15676 
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, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10908 
Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     13272 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011