Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Iley II            SCC MAIN MOH 3           18850 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 1           16714 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC V.Ngassam            Davis Cntr Davis 214     16715 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Bratton            West Sac WSC 115         18035 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           18188 
Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 1           17786 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           19105 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC V.Ngassam            Davis Cntr Davis 214     16716 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           17152 
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, Jan 16-May 18
M         07:30PM-10:55PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 5           16717 
Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB D.Copely             SCC MAIN MOH 15          16718 Textbook
On-Campus



Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 16, 2016