Introductory Astronomy

Subject
Physical Science (PSC)
Course Designator
PSC.101
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
2020SU
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 The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date.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 Summer (May-August)1 course section

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.W01
Synonym
61505
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
May 18 August 7
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Lab
WEB
Online ONLINE
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
6 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
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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
Micro & Med Science Lab 205
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
5 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
Micro & Med Science Lab 205
Instructor
Adam VanDyke
Seats Available
8 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
MARL
Room 103 103
Lab
MARL
Room 103 103
Instructor
Paula McElroy
Seats Available
24 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.W01
Synonym
61889
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
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 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
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 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
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
24 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