Fall 2012 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, their satellites, planetary ring systems, asteroids, 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 course will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Iley               SCC MAIN MOH 1           18580 
Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:05PM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 3           16429 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           20201 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC C.Bratton            Davis Cntr Davis 114     18588 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Richardson         Davis Cntr Davis 214     16431 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC C.Bratton            West Sac WSC 114         18636 Textbook
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 course will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 1           17361 
Textbook
MW        09:15AM-10:35AM LEC D.Copely             SCC MAIN MOH 1           16432 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Plutchok           Davis Cntr Davis 214     16433 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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: Students in this course will investigate the scientific search for life beyond the Earth. Students will discover 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 25-Dec 20
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           17162 
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, astronomical quality digital cameras, and both computer-driven and hand-held spectrometers. The analysis and interpretation of astronomical data is emphasized, usually with student-collected data. Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to attend astronomy related off-campus activities, such as dark sky star parties.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         07:30PM-10:45PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 15          16434 
Textbook
W         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Armstrong          SCC MAIN MOH 15          16435 Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 15          18801 Textbook
On-Campus

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 10, 2013