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ASTR 210 Fundamentals of Astrophysics

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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

Hands-on introduction to the composition, nature, and origin of the Universe, including study of the Solar System, stellar evolution, and galaxies. The laboratory portion of the course includes observation and analysis of the night sky utilizing telescopes, cameras, and other equipment at CSM’s rooftop observatory. Students will learn and apply modern astronomical research techniques including astroimaging, spectroscopy, and photometry. This course is intended for students majoring in astronomy or another physical science.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 222 or MATH 225
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area B1 and B3), UC (IGETC Area 5A and 5C)