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    Grand Rapids Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog
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AS 108 - Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology

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

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: This course is an introduction to our understanding of stars, the galaxies holding them, and the theories of the formation and structure of the universe as a whole. It covers observations of the sky (stars, asterisms and constellations) and its motion, the Sun, the interstellar medium, stellar birth and evolution, the death of low and high mass stars and their end states (neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, etc.), the Milky Way, galaxies, active galaxies and quasars, and provides an introduction to ancient and modern cosmology. This course includes a lab component.

Course Fee: $10.00

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

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