2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASTR 104 - Introductory Astronomy

4 CR
The course is structured to introduce the student to many of the celestial objects appearing in our night skies. Methods, equipment, observations, and planetary relationships are introduced in a laboratory situation. [48-32-80] Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop a scientific method to describe the celestial sky.
  2. Demonstrate the basic principles in the explanation of celestial motion.
  3. Develop useful tools and knowledge for real-life star gazing activities.
  4. Understand various physical principles that will help them measure the basic properties of stars.
  5. Explain the processes that lead to the evolution of a star.
  6. Appreciate the methodology used for space exploration.
  7. Understand and interpret the observations from recent space explorations.
  8. Appreciate how space explorations can help us to understand the structure and evolution of our solar system.
  9. Interpret observations related to our own galaxy and other distant galaxies.