AST Astronomy

 

AST 101 - Planetary Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC14 Credits
Focuses on the history of astronomy, naked-eye sky observation, tools of the astronomer, contents of the solar system and life in the universe. Incorporates laboratory experience. The Colorado  Commission on Higher Education has approved AST 101 for inclusion in the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program in the GT- SC1 category. For transferring  students, successful completion with a minimum C‒ grade guarantees transfer and application of credit in this GT  Pathways category. For more information on the GT Pathways program, go to http://highered.colorado.gov/academics/transfers/gtpathways/curriculum.html. 
(Contact hours - 75)

AST 102 - Stellar Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC1 4 Credits
Emphasizes the structure and life cycle of the stars, the sun, galaxies, and the universe as a whole, including cosmology and relativity. Stellar phenomena including white dwarves, black holes will be explored. Incorporates laboratory experience. The Colorado  Commission on Higher Education has approved AST 102 for inclusion in the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program in the GT- SC1 category. For transferring  students, successful completion with a minimum C‒ grade guarantees transfer and application of credit in this GT  Pathways category. For more information on the GT Pathways program, go to http://highered.colorado.gov/academics/transfers/gtpathways/curriculum.html.
(Contact hours - 75)

AST 150 - Astrobiology: Life in the Universe: GT-SC2  3 Credits
Introduces the interdisciplinary and scientific nature of the search for life in the universe, also known as astrobiology. Students will address the questions: “How does life begin and evolve?” “Is there life elsewhere in the universe?” Students will examine life on Earth, its origin and evolution. The possibilities of other life in the solar system and throughout the universe will be examined. Students will investigate the current state of exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: AST 102

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