Courses

For the college’s course catalog, please visit the Courses section. For courses currently offered, please visit the Schedule of Classes.

Current Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-100)
This course is designed primarily for the non-physics major student who wishes to better understand the nature of the universe. Topics will be chosen from such areas as the history of astronomy, naked eye observations, the planets and moons, the origin of the solar system, stellar classification, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology. Course and laboratory work will explore the physical and observational background for these topics with an emphasis on the quantitative nature of modern astronomy. Two or three lectures per week; one two-hour laboratory each week. This course satisfies the quantitative general education requirement. No previous training in physics is required, however mathematical preparation is assumed to include high school algebra and trigonometry. (Offered each semester)
Introductory Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-199)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Intermediate Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-299)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Special Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-311)
This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and/or theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy. Prerequisite: PHYS 122 or 127 and PHYS 200 concurrent or consent. (Not offered every year)
Special Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-312)
This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern Astronomy. Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent. (Not offered every year)
Advanced Topics (ASTR-340)
Independent work on selected topics at the advanced level under the guidance of individual staff members. May be taken for a maximum of four semester hours of credit. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of chairperson.
Directed Study (ASTR-361)
Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.
Directed Study (ASTR-362)
Prerequisite: Consent of chairperson.
Independent Study (ASTR-363)
Independent Study (ASTR-364)
Advanced Topics in Astronomy (ASTR-399)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Senior Research (ASTR-451)
Prerequisite: Physics 312 or consent of chairperson.
Senior Research (ASTR-452)
Prerequisite: Physics 312 or consent of chairperson.