PC 133: Astronomy
|Block A||1 CC unit (4 semester hours)||Juan Burciaga|
Course Description: Our solar system, our galaxy, the expanding universe of galaxies. Methods for obtaining astronomical data; fundamental properties of planets, stars, interstellar matter and galaxies; their origin and evolution; unusual objects like pulsars, quasars and black holes; life in the universe.
Class Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm. Students in the course should expect night labs twice a week from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. plus two overnight field trips to the Colorado College cabin or Baca campus.
Course Limit: 25
Prerequisite: High School students need to have completed a science, algebra and trigonometry course.
Meets Critical Perspectives: I, Q
Program Fee: $60