Introductory Astronomy

Subject
Physical Science (PSC)
Course Designator
PSC.101
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
2020FA
Official Course Description

An introduction to astronomy for students who desire a basic understanding of the solar system and the universe. Topics include: historical astronomy, exploration of space, stellar evolution, solar system, galaxies, and the universe. Laboratory work includes individual student use of a telescope.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned PSC.101 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.

2020 Fall (August-December)6 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.M01A
Synonym
61887
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Lecture
Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Classroom 214
Lab
Monday 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Physics Lab 206
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
2 of 12
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Some class sessions may be conducted remotely.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
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Section Name
PSC.101.M01B
Synonym
61888
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Lecture
Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Classroom 214
Lab
Wednesday 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Physics Lab 206
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
3 of 12
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Some class sessions may be conducted remotely.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.V01
Synonym
62199
Location
Other Locations
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Lecture
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:58 PM – 1:58 PM
MARL
Room 103 103
Lab
Thursday, Friday 12:58 PM – 1:58 AM
MARL
Room 103 103
Instructor
Paula McElroy
Seats Available
6 of 24
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
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Section Name
PSC.101.W01
Synonym
61889
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
5 of 24
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
PSC.101 WEB will be run completely online, labs included. An, attempt will be made to host an optional evening sky viewing at, some point in the semester. Your instructor will communicate, with you more on this topic once the semester begins.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.W02
Synonym
61890
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
5 of 24
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
PSC.101 WEB will be run completely online, labs included. An, attempt will be made to host an optional evening sky viewing at, some point in the semester. Your instructor will communicate, with you more on this topic once the semester begins.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.W03
Synonym
61891
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
8 of 24
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
PSC.101 WEB will be run completely online, labs included. An, attempt will be made to host an optional evening sky viewing at, some point in the semester. Your instructor will communicate, with you more on this topic once the semester begins.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books

2021 Winter (January-May)3 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.M01A
Synonym
63187
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
January 11 May 7
Lecture
Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:55 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Classroom 214
Lab
Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Physics Lab 206
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
8 of 8
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.M01B
Synonym
63188
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
January 11 May 7
Lecture
Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:55 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Classroom 214
Lab
Tuesday 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Physics Lab 206
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
3 of 8
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.W01
Synonym
62823
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
January 11 May 7
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Lab
WEB
Online ONLINE
Instructor
To Be Announced
Seats Available
20 of 25
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
PSC.101 WEB will be run completely online labs included. An attempt will be made to host an optional evening sky viewing at some point in the semester. Your instructor will communicate with you more on this topic once the semester begins.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books