Spring 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ASTR 300    Introduction to Astronomy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better, AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 19-May 22
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Lege               ARC MAIN Science 420     12163 
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MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC L.Lege               Off Campus Natomas N102  12260 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          11231 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.
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better, AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     12853 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC P.Afonso             Off Campus Natomas N203  18983 Textbook


ASTR 320    Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better, AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 19-May 22
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     12013 
Textbook


ASTR 400    Astronomy Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ASTR 300, 310, or 320
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
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 19-May 22
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10357 
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Th        07:00PM-10:15PM LAB P.Afonso             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     18890 Textbook


Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013