Math and Engineering Division
ASTR-01 PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY
(CSU breadth area B1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This is a basic course studying the principles of astronomy beginning with the solar system and continuing through the Milky Way Galaxy and the galaxies beyond. Throughout the course topics relating to the philosophy of science, history of astronomy, tools of the astronomer, and supporting topics of physics are introduced. The course is designed for students satisfying breadth requirements in science and having a general interest in astronomy. (3/00)
ASTR-01L INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
(CSU breadth area B3) 1 unit: 3 hours lab.
One-way corequisite: ASTR-01.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH A.
This is a basic course in astronomy providing laboratory experience and opportunity for observation of the night sky. Specific topics include observations of the solar system and deep sky objects, time studies, planetary motions, telescopes and their applications, spectroscopy, and basic calculations of the astronomer. (3/00)