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2017-2018 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog
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AST* K111 - Introduction to Astronomy °

Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better.
In addition to understanding the mechanisms involved in ascertaining distance, temperature and movements of celestial bodies, students will be able to orientate themselves with the night sky by using constellations as guides. This material will also cover the ideas that account for the earth and heavenly bodies and their characteristics. This course is designed to develop an appreciation of the beauty and order of the universe. The laboratory portion of the course consists of activities in elementary astronomy designed to reinforce and extend knowledge of selected topics covered in the lecture portion of the course. Students who have taken AST* K101  will not receive credit for this course.

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