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Astronomy

Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)
 

ASTR 10, 3 Units

Descriptive Astronomy

3 hours lecture (GR). Recommended preparation: Math 201 or 210D. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ASTR 1. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of astronomy at a descriptive level: Development of modern astronomy, light, astronomical instruments, the sun, formation and evolution of the solar system, the terrestrial planets, the Jovian planets, asteroids, comets, planets around other stars, and a brief survey of stars.

 

ASTR 15, 2 Units

Space Weather

2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to modern space science and space weather: Energy from the Sun, space weather’s impacts on Earth and human technology, Earth’s magnetic field, Earth’s upper atmosphere, northern lights, and magnetism on Mars.

 

ASTR 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Astronomy

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

ASTR 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Astronomy

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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