Fall 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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ASTR 310    The Solar System    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 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 is a descriptive course treating the nature and evolution of the solar system. Topics will include the origins and characteristics of the planets and their satellites, comets, meteorites, and the sun. Emphasis will be placed on how astronomers gain and refine their knowledge of the Universe and interpret the latest results of planetary exploration. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 1           29546 
Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 1           23508 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LEC C.Bratton            Davis Cntr Davis 102     29580 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC C.Bratton            Davis Cntr Davis 103     23512 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Bratton            West Sac WSC 114         29781 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 29743 - as of 07/18/11
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.



ASTR 320    Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 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 is a descriptive course treating the nature and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the astronomical theories of the origin and evolution of the universe. Emphasis will be placed on how astronomers gain and refine their knowledge of the universe and interpret the latest results of space exploration. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 1           25648 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 3           23514 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC R.Plutchok           Davis Cntr Davis 105     23516 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.



ASTR 330    Introduction to Astrobiology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 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 will investigate the scientific search for life beyond the Earth. Students will investigate the origin and evolution of stars, planets, and life on Earth, also estimating the likelihood of life existing elsewhere in the universe. Students will also study past, present, and planned attempts to communicate with possible alien civilizations in our Galaxy.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           25196 
Textbook
On-Campus



ASTR 400    Astronomy Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ASTR 310 or ASTR 320
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers astronomical observation with the eye, telescopes, Charged Coupled Device (CCD) cameras, and spectrometers. The analysis and interpretation of astronomical data is emphasized. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 15          23518 
Textbook
W         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 15          23520 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Armstrong          SCC MAIN MOH 15          30191 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 30191 - as of 08/03/11
On-Campus



Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2011