Oct 21, 2020
AST 101 - Solar System Astronomy
Class: 3 Lab: 3 Credits: 4
This course is a descriptive survey of the universe with emphasis on basic physical concepts and the objects in the solar system. Related topics of current interest are included in the course.
Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 102 or MAT 103 and ENG 100 , RDG 100 with a minimum grade of C.
- Our Place in the Universe
- Discovering the Universe for Yourself
- The Science of Astronomy
- Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
- Light: The Cosmic Messenger
- Formation of Planetary Systems: Our Solar System and Beyond
- Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds
- Jovian Planet System
- Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
- Scientific, graphic calculator (TI series)
- MasteringAstronomy.com student access kit
- Voyager: SkyGazer College Edition v3.7 CD-ROM, 4/E
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe our origin and place in the universe, and cosmic scale in time and space.
- Describe night sky patterns of celestial objects, phase of moon, eclipses, and seasons.
- Describe the historical development of astronomy and the physical laws for the formation and movements of astronomical objects.
- Describe the property of telescope and how light used for the observation of distant objects.
- Describe the origin of the solar formation and evolution and methods for the search for exoplanets.
- Describe the structures, compositions, motions of Jovian and Terrestrial planets, and the motion, compositions and locations of leftover planetesimals in solar formation.
- Use computer software to identify celestial objects and simulate celestial movements.
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- Required materials for all online courses
- Mandatory Attendance Requirement
- Proctored Exams
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- Academic Integrity
- Academic Misconduct
- Add/Drop period
- Appeals Process
- Class Attendance
- Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
- Classroom Conduct/Expectations
- Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
- Online Confidentiality
- Services For Students with Disabilities
- Withdrawal Policy
Official Course Syllabus