Courses Offered

Astronomy Courses

AS 101 Introduction to Astronomy – Cosmology (3)

A qualitative study of stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology surveying what is known and how it is known. This is a general education course.

AS 102 Introduction to Astronomy – Solar System (3)

A qualitative study of the history of astronomy, the origin, evolution, and functioning of the solar system surveying what is known and how it is known. This is a general education course.

AS 103 Observational Astronomy (1)

Use of telescope, planetarium, and other laboratory equipment commonly used in astronomy together with selected descriptive experiments in astronomy. This is a general education course. Prerequisites: AS 101, 102, or consent of instructor.

AS 201 Introduction to Astronomical Photography (1)

Photographic procedures and techniques peculiar to astronomical photography. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AS 251 General Astronomy (3)

A comprehensive study of positional astronomy, the solar system in general, and the motions of the bodies comprising the solar system. Prerequisites: AS 101 or 102 and college algebra, or consent of instructor.

AS 360 Research in Astronomy (1 or 2)

Research in any of the fields of astronomy/astrophysics. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

AS 370 Special Subjects in Astronomy (Credit to be arranged)

Material to be chosen according to student interest from any one of a number of astronomical subjects. Offered on demand as teaching schedules permit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.