Introductory Astronomy

Subject
Physical Science (PSC)
Course Designator
PSC.101
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services & Dean of Art & Sciences
Last Offered
2019WI
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 The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date.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.

2019 Winter (January-May)4 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.M01A
Synonym
57490
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
January 5May 3
Lab
Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Physics Lab 206
Lecture
Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:55 PM
Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies
Classroom 124
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
4 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.W02A
Synonym
57492
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
January 5May 3
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
7 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 has started.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.W03A
Synonym
57493
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
January 5May 3
Online Course
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
9 of 24
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.W04A
Synonym
59191
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
January 5May 3
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
5 of 24
Academic Credits
4.00
Billing Credits
5.00
Additional Info
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books

2019 Summer (May-August)1 course section

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.W01
Synonym
59835
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
May 13August 2
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
9 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 has started.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books

2019 Fall (August-December)3 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.M01A
Synonym
59658
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
August 24December 13
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
21 of 24
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.W01A
Synonym
59660
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 24December 13
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
To Be Announced
Seats Available
18 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.W02A
Synonym
59661
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 24December 13
Online Course
Lab
Instructor
To Be Announced
Seats Available
22 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