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AST 1XX - Astronomy Elective
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

AST 214 - Descriptive Astronomy W/ Lab
Descriptive Astronomy With Lab
Prerequisite: None

NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course

An introduction to visual astronomy: the celestial sphere, constellations, night vision, meteors, comets, the moon, eclipses, celestial navigation, time keeping, the planets, the history of astronomy, light pollution, stellar scintillation, telescopes and cosmic structures. Students will learn about data collection, analysis, hypothesis testing and the ethics of light pollution.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences, LAC T1NS-Natural Science

AST 225 - Stars And Galaxies
Stars And Galaxies
Prerequisite: None

The properties, life cycles, and unusual forms of stars are discussed, as well as their grouping into clusters. The structure and origin of the Milky Way galaxy is discussed, leading to models for other galaxies. Groupings of galaxies lead to considering the large-scale structure, origin and fate of the Universe as a whole.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

AST 226 - Intro To The Solar System
Introduction To The Solar System
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to the structure of the solar system, and to the methods and ideas used to study its history and components. The latest discoveries are incorporated into descriptions of the objects in the Solar System and into models for their evolution.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

AST 2XX - Astronomy Elective
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

AST 360 - Topics In Astronomy
Topics In Astronomy
Prerequisite: None

Variable credits and topics in astronomy as interest warrants. May be repeated for credit.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

AST 375 - Mathmaticl Astron & Physics
Mathematical Astronomy And Astrophysics
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the mathematical modeling of astronomical and astrophysical phenomena.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Mathematical Sciences Department

AST 380 - Tutorial In Astronomy
Tutorial In Astronomy
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Small group or individual study of advanced topics in astronomy. May be repeated for credit.

1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physical Science Department

AST 3XX - Astronomy Elective
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

AST 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor



1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physical Science Department

AST 490 - Planetarium Workshop
Planetarium Workshop
Prerequisites: Previous study of Astronomy and

Consent of Instructor, Deparment Chairperson and Dean Planning and presenting programs in the planetarium for visiting groups and for the community. Operation of the Spitz A-4 instrument and auxiliary projectors. Planning and presenting programs in the planetarium for visiting groups and for the community. Operation of the Spitz A-4 instrument and auxiliary projectors.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Workshop

Physical Science Department

AST 495 - Planetarium Internship
Planetarium Internship
Prerequisites: AST 490 and Planetarium Director Permission, Department Chairperson and Dean. Experience in off-campus planetarium, presenting and/or preparing programs.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Physical Science Department

AST 4XX - Astronomy Elective
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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