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Email: mwallace@gwc.cccd.edu

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Astronomy Courses

ASTRONOMY G100 - 3 Units
Introduction to Astronomy

An introduction to the models and nomenclature of modern Astronomy. This includes the solar system, the Milky Way, and the universe. The historical perspective is emphasized. A survey of the methods of astronomical observation is also presented. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ASTRONOMY G100 LAB - 1 Unit
Introduction to Astronomy Lab

Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Astronomy G100
Advisories: Mathematics G030
An introduction to a cross section of the concepts and models used by astronomers to elucidate the nature of planets, stars, and galaxies. The practical application of methods involving the analysis of electromagnetic radiation will be emphasized. This course with Astronomy G100 satisfies the general education natural science requirement. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.