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ASTR 100 Introduction to Astronomy

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

General survey course in astronomy, in which students will study the sun, planets, their moons, and other minor bodies of the solar system. Students will also study extrasolar planets, stars, black holes, dark matter/dark energy and cosmology. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding of the universe.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1), UC (IGETC Area 5A)