Astronomy Courses

Astronomy Courses

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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

AST-002: Astronomy Laboratory (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053 Prerequisite/Corequisite ASTRO 001 This course covers astronomical projects using lab equipment and computers, reinforcing the concepts introduced in ASTRO 001. Grade Only.

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.

5B - IGETC Biological Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

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.

5B - IGETC Biological Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

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.