Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECV.NgassamSCC MAIN LIH 20518640Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.CopelySCC MAIN T12 17016Textbook
On-Campus

TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLECV.NgassamDavis Cntr Davis 21417017Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECC.BrattonWest Sac WSC 11418073Textbook
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 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.RichardsonSCC MAIN T12 18197Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECL.McDaidSCC MAIN T12 17894Textbook
On-Campus

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECC.BrattonDavis Cntr Davis 21417018Textbook
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 13-May 16

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECL.McDaidSCC MAIN T12 17364Textbook
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 13-May 16

M07:30PM-10:55PMLABL.McDaidSCC MAIN T03 517019Textbook
T07:30PM-10:35PMLABL.McDaidSCC MAIN T03 517020Textbook
On-Campus



Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017