Astronomy Courses

Astronomy Courses

Ever wonder what's up there in the sky? Mission College astronomy classes take place on Earth, but look up towards the sky. Find out the origin of the solar system, about the galaxies and the evolution of our own sun and the stars that make up the night sky.

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No AS/AA Degree Offered

Note: Mission College does not offer an AS/AA degree or Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy.

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Study Astronomy

Courses may or may not be available each semester.

 

AST - Astronomy
AST-001: Astronomy (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course covers the entire panorama of the universe including early human observations, the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Grade Only.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

AST-003: Astronomy With Lab (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

This course covers the entire panorama of the universe including the observations of the night sky, the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Grade Only.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

AST-003H: Astronomy With Lab - Honors (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

This course covers the entire panorama of the universe including the observations of the night sky, the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Students cannot get credit for both ASTRO 003 and ASTRO 003H. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

AST-004: Astrobiology - Life in the Universe (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course examines the astronomical influences on life on Earth and the possibility of life other places in the Universe. We study the chemical basis for life, the origin, evolution, and constraints of life on Earth, and the markers of life that may be seen in the Universe.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5B - IGETC Biological Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California