Introductory Astronomy

Subject
Physical Science (PSC)
Course Designator
PSC.101
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
2022SU
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 The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date.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.

2022 Summer (May-August)1 course section

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.W01
Synonym
66080
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
May 23 August 12
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Lab
WEB
Online ONLINE
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. Students are not expected to purchase a telescope.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
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2022 Fall (Aug.-Dec.)3 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
PSC.101.M01A
Synonym
66501
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
August 29 December 16
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
13 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
66297
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 29 December 16
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Lab
WEB
Online ONLINE
Instructor
Tyler Foraker, Jonathon Miller
Seats Available
2 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. Students are not expected to purchase a telescope.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books
Section Name
PSC.101.W02
Synonym
66298
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 29 December 16
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Lab
WEB
Online ONLINE
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. Students are not expected to purchase a telescope.
Additional fees: $25.00Fees may not apply to all students
Buy books