Image: Banner image of campus

Courses


Course Number: ASTR 1
Introduction to Astronomy
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture plus required field trips and observation (GR)
Recommended preparation: Math 201 or 210D, and Math 202
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in Astr 10.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the universe and insight into its mysteries: Development of modern astronomy, light, astronomical instruments, a brief survey of the solar system, the Sun, the stars, novas and supernovas, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, and cosmology.  1911.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1 (with Astr 20 satisfies lab requirement); IGETC area 5A (with Astr 20 satisfies lab requirement)

 

Course Number: ASTR 10
Descriptive Astronomy
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Math 201 or 210D
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Astr 1.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of astronomy at a descriptive level: Development of modern astronomy, light, astronomical instruments, the sun, formation and evolution of the solar system, the terrestrial planets, the Jovian planets, asteroids, comets, planets around other stars, and a brief survey of stars.  1911.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1 (with Astr 20 satisfies lab requirement); IGETC area 5A (with Astr 20 satisfies lab requirement)

 

Course Number: ASTR 11A
Introduction to Observational Astronomy
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Math 201 or 210D
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles of astronomy used to identify, locate, and observe astronomical objects of the night sky using telescopes and binoculars: Familiarization with the night sky and its constellations, planets, double stars, star clusters, nebula, and galaxies; the movement of stars, planets, the sun, and the moon; use of star charts; set-up and use of a variety of different types of telescopes, and use of these instruments to observe astronomical objects.  1911.00
CSU area B1

 

Course Number: ASTR 20
Observational Astronomy Laboratory
Units: 1
Class:  3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: Astr 1 or 10
Course is a supplemental laboratory course for Astr 1 and Astr 10. Recommended for Astronomy majors and/or transfer students.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Hands-on experience observing the night sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, and telescopes: Performance of experiments involving astronomical measurements and principles of astronomical instruments, especially telescopes.  1911.00
CSU area B3 (with Astr 1 or 10); IGETC area 5C (with Astr 1 or 10)

 

Course Number: ASTR 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Astronomy
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  1911.00

 

Course Number: ASTR 49
Independent Study in Astronomy
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  1911.00

 

Course Number: ASTR 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Astronomy
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  1911.00