Fall 2018 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

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.CopelySCC MAIN T12 18463Textbook
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLECM.RichardsonSCC MAIN T12 18620TextbookFree Digital Book
On-Campus


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

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.RichardsonSCC MAIN T12 18464Textbook
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLECL.McDaidSCC MAIN T12 19392TextbookFree Digital Book
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

M07:30PM-10:55PMLABL.McDaidSCC MAIN T03 116796TextbookFree Digital Book
T07:30PM-10:35PMLABL.McDaidSCC MAIN T03 117875Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: October 17, 2018