There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
A study of the celestial sphere, constellations, time, telescopes,
properties of light, the solar system, introduction to stars and
galaxies. A working knowledge of arithmetic and simple algebra is
required. Meets general education category VII.
- Seeds. Horizons: Exploring the Universe (Bndl), 12 ed., ITP, 2012. ISBN: 9781111994624
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|Program Learning Outcomes:
To expand the student's knowledge of the universe around them.
To show how astronomers continue making new discoveries all the time.
To provide a foundation for other, more specific physical sciences.
To give the student practical knowledge in finding and identifying
objects in the sky, and how to observe these objects with their eyes
or with binoculars or a small telescope.
To leave the students pondering some of the great unanswered
question in astronomy, and eager to pursue or at least look forward
to their solution in years to come.
To give the student more respect for his or her own unique place in
Global Learning Outcomes:
GLO 1 - Critical Thinking: The student evaluates the validity of
ideas, developing informed opinions or defensible conclusions.
GLO 3 - Scientific and Mathematical Literacy: The student properly
identifies and applies scientific or mathematical principles and
GLO 4 - Information Literacy: The student effectively locates,
evaluates, and applies information from a variety of sources.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section
|Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.