Course Descriptions

AST 111

Introduction to Solar System Astronomy

Description: Introduction to the field of astronomy for the non-science major. History of astronomy, astronomy as a physical science, properties of light, telescopes, structure and evolution of the Sun, planets, moons, and other bodies in the Solar System. 3 credits, 3 periods

Prerequisites: MAT 092 or equivalent
Transfer Equivalencies:

  • ASU: AST 111 transfers as AST 111
  • UA: AST 111 transfers as ASTR Elective; AST 111 + AST 113 transfers as ASTR 102
  • NAU: transfers as AST 180 and satisfies Science/Applied Science

AST 112

Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology

Description: Introduction to the field of astronomy for the non-science major. History of astronomy, astronomy as a physical science, properties of light, telescopes, structure and evolution of stars, structure of the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, history of the Universe. 3 credits, 3 periods

Prerequisites: MAT 092 or equivalent
Transfer Equivalencies

  • ASU: AST 112 transfers as AST 112
  • UA: AST 112 transfers as ASTR Elective; AST 112 + AST 114 transfers as ASTR 103
  • NAU: transfers as AST 180 and satisfies Science/Applied Science

AST 113

Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory

Description: Astronomical observation and exercises to supplement AST 111. Motions and changes in the sky, topics in planetary astronomy. 1 credit, 3 periods

Prerequisites: MAT 092 or equivalent
Transfer Equivalencies:

  • ASU: AST 113 transfers as AST 113
  • UA: AST 113 transfers as ASTR Elective; AST 111 + AST 113 transfers as ASTR 102
  • NAU: transfers as AST 181

AST 114

Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology Laboratory

Description: Astronomical observation and exercises to supplement AST 112. Motions and changes in the sky, topics in stellar and galactic astronomy. 1 credit, 3 periods

Prerequisites: MAT 092 or equivalent
Transfer Equivalencies:

  • ASU: AST 114 transfers as AST 114
  • UA: AST 114 transfers as ASTR Elective; AST 112 + AST 114 transfers as ASTR 103
  • NAU: transfers as AST 181