Nov 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy


Credits 3
For nonscience majors. Introduction to the extraterrestrial environment, including astronomical concepts and theories.
Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
Course Outcomes
  1. Analyze the scientific method and how it has been used in astronomy.
  2. Evaluate historical development of models of the solar system and universe and the achievements which have led to our modern perceptions.
  3. Appraise the tools and methods which astronomers use, and the ways in which astronomical information is obtained, including the nature and properties of light.
  4. Compare and contrast worlds of the solar system; analyze and interpret the uniform processes that they undergo.
  5. Analyze mechanisms of stellar astronomy, especially stellar evolution.
  6. Identify aspects of galactic astronomy and the extrastellar environment.
  7. Analyze our current models of the birth and evolution of the universe and solar system.




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