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ASTR-1115 Intro to Astronomy
Credit hours: 3
Course Catalog URL: http://catalog.sanjuancollege.edu/index.php?catoid=10

 

Course Level: Undergraduate

Institution:San Juan College

Pre-requisites: None Corequisite ASTR-1115L

Course Description: This course surveys observations, theories, and methods of modern astronomy. The course is predominantly for non-science majors, aiming to provide a conceptual understanding of the universe and the basic physics that governs it. Due to the broad coverage of this course, the specific topics and concepts treated may vary. Commonly presented subjects include the general movements of the sky and history of astronomy, followed by an introduction to basic physics concepts like Newton’s and Kepler’s laws of motion. The course may also provide modern details and facts about celestial bodies in our solar system, as well as differentiation between them - Terrestrial and Jovian planets, exoplanets, the practical meaning of “dwarf planets”, asteroids, comets, and Kuiper Belt and Trans-Neptunian Objects. Beyond this we may study stars and galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, black holes, clusters of galaxies and dark matter. Finally, we may study cosmology – the structure and history of the universe.

Course Syllabus:https://catalog.sanjuancollege.edu/mime/download.pdf?catoid=10&ftype=2&foid=10017

Instructor Vitae:David Mayeux has BS degrees in Math and Psychobiology and focuses on astronomy education.

 

Method of Instruction: Asynchronous, Canvas

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Sherri Schaaf

Email: schaafs@sanjuancollege.edu

 

Terms offered:

 

Other Considerations: http://bookstore.sanjuancollege.edu

Available Seats by Semester for this course:

 

SPRING 2019

Section: 601
Instructor:David Mayeux

Class Start Date:Jan-14-19
Class End Date:May-02-19
Seats:0 / 5
Seats return deadline:Jan-09-2019





SUMMER 2019

Section: 102W
Instructor:David Mayeux

Class Start Date:May-20-19
Class End Date:Aug-09-19
Seats:0 / 5
Seats return deadline:May-14-2019





FALL 2019

Section: 102W
Instructor:David Mayeux

Class Start Date:Aug-26-19
Class End Date:Dec-18-19
Seats:0 / 5
Seats return deadline:Aug-22-2019





SPRING 2020

Section: 102W
Instructor:David Mayeux

Class Start Date:Jan-20-20
Class End Date:May-13-20
Seats:0 / 5
Seats return deadline:Jan-13-2020





SPRING 2021

Section: 102W
Instructor:Mayeux

Class Start Date:Jan-19-21
Class End Date:May-11-21
Seats:0 / 5
Seats return deadline:Jan-11-2021





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