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    Polk State College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18

AST 1002 - Descriptive Astronomy


3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): Requires placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics.
AA Elective: Yes
This course provides a conceptual survey of the universe beyond the atmosphere. The curriculum uses a non-mathematical approach to study the nature, origin, and fate of the solar system, as well as the stars, galaxies, galactic features, and the cosmos. The course emphasizes complex processes through visualization, research, and direct observation. Students must have college-level reading and writing skills sufficient to write short papers, and basic mathematical skills including the proper use of scientific notation.

This course is also offered in Honors format. For Honors Program sections, Honors Program permission is required.



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