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    Jun 16, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AST-1010 - Introduction to Astronomy* (S) (3)

Prerequisite: MTH-0994  or MTH-0950  or MTH-0970 ; and  Reading Placement; or RDG-0800; or take one of the following:  IRW-0900A ; IRW-0900B ; IRW-0900C    
Students study the sun, moon, planets, stars and nebulae, galaxies, and evolution of the universe. AST-1010 fulfills the General Studies science requirement.  This course satisfies the General Education Physical Science requirement.

List Course Outcomes (consistent for all sections)
CO1 - Define important astronomical terms.

CO2 - Explain the current scientific model to describe the origin of the solar system.

CO3 - Define how scientific models are constructed and used.

CO4 - Explain the details of the heliocentric model of the solar system.

CO5 - Describe the gross composition, relative sizes, and location of the plans, asteroids, comets and major moons of the solar system.

CO6 - Articulate the current scientific model that describes the life cycle of stars.

CO7 - Explain the basics of the current theory of the age, origin and evolution of the universe.

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