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ASTR-104  Elementary Astronomy
3 Credits (Science Core)
Elementar y  Astronomy   is  a  one-semester elementar y course  in descriptive  astronomy, especially appropriate for non-science students. The student will become  knowledgeable  in the areas of historical  astronomy, basic tools and methods of astronomy, earth and celestial body motions,  characteristics of the sun and its planets, composition and evolution of stars, nature and distribution  of galactic systems, role of the space program, and the possibility of life in the universe. For astronomy  lab, see ASTR-114. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-070. (3 hours weekly)
ASTR-114  Elementary Astronomy Lab
1 Credit (Science Core)
In this course the student will acquire elementary obser vational, measurement, and experimental experiences in astronomy. The student will uti- lize the metric system to measure given objects,make a simple telescope, plot the moon’s orbit from phase photos, identify spectral lines, use a microcomputer  for simulations and CAI, make and record obser vations of the sunset location and moon’s phases for several weeks, etc. Ex- periments will be performed to demonstrate sci- entific concepts used in astronomy. At least one night time obser vation is required. Prerequisite: Eligible  to enroll  in MATH-070; Pre- or corequisite: ASTR-104. (2 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST