Spring 2017 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 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 3           18698 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Copely             SCC MAIN MOH 1           16856 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC Y.Jones              Davis Cntr Davis 214     16857 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Bratton            West Sac WSC 217         18032 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 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Richardson         SCC MAIN MOH 3           18171 
Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Copely             SCC MAIN MOH 1           17820 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Bratton            Davis Cntr Davis 214     16858 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 14-May 17
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 3           17235 
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 14-May 17
M         07:30PM-10:55PM LAB L.McDaid             SCC MAIN MOH 5           16859 
Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Bratton            SCC MAIN MOH 15          16860 Textbook
On-Campus



Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: July 10, 2017