Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AST 1002 - Introduction to Astronomy

Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This introductory course is an exploration of our universe through descriptive studies of our solar system, stars, constellations, black holes, galaxies, quasars, and cosmology. Other topics included are artificial satellites, the space program, energy problems, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning and precision, and on the importance of astronomy as an integral part of the everyday life of the individual. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including analysis and interpretation of various types of data.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)