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PHY-1110-VO01 - Introduction to Astronomy


Synonym: 161002
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-22-2018 to 08-13-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-09-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Not Yet Assigned | View Faculty Credentials

Open Seats/Section Limit: 15/16 (as of 10-25-17 11:20 PM)

Course Description:

This course focuses on planets and the solar system, the evolution of stars, galaxies, and the formation of the universe. Concepts of astronomical distance, physics of light and gravity, and general relativity will be used to show how astronomers make their discoveries. Prerequisite: Basic Algebra.

Essential Objectives:

1. Apply the scientific method to create and test hypotheses as they relate to astronomy.
2. Describe the history and principal methods of astronomy.
3. Define key astronomical vocabulary and describe phenomenon such as "black holes" and "pulsars."
4. Describe the correct use of a small telescope to locate celestial objects.
5. Identify selected celestial objects.
6. Describe how various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum are used to extend our "vision" in astronomy.
7. Compare and contrast characteristics of stars, galaxies, planets, comets, meteorites, and other astronomical objects.
8. Discuss the origin of the universe using the "Big Bang Theory" as the principal cosmological model.
9. Explore the origin and evolution of stars.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.

Textbooks:

Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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