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2017-2018 Catalog
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AS 103 - Descriptive Astronomy

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 6
Prerequisites/Other Requirements: None

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: AS 103 provides a descriptive survey of our understanding of the universe that satisfies the general education requirement for a laboratory science course for non-science majors. Topics include cycles of the sky; astronomical history; the birth, life and death of stars; planetary formation and environments; galaxies and cosmology. The laboratory portion emphasizes observations of the night sky, learning sky motions and investigating astrophysical phenomena. Credit toward an Associates degree may be granted for only one of the following: PC 131, AS 102, AS 103. Recommended Skills: Students should have an upper-moderate level of abilities for visualization of spatial relationships (relative position, size, distance).

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science



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