Astronomy

Program Purpose: Students who complete Astronomy courses will be able to identify, compare and contrast physical properties of astronomical objects; visualize the general structure and scale of the universe and our place within it; locate, identify and contrast prominent astronomical objects in the night sky; identify and comprehend the purpose of elementary equations used in astronomy and describe the functions; and use of basic astronomical tools.

Program Description:  Astronomers use the principles of physics and mathematics to answer questions about the fundamental nature of the universe and about celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, planets, and stars. They may apply their knowledge to problems in navigation and space flight.

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Information Competency
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  3. Communication

ASTRONOMY COURSE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Describe the evolution of models of the universe based on early and the most recent astronomical observations.
  2. Express how astronomical concepts and understanding are derived from observation.
    3.  Show how well-understood physical laws can be applied to interpret and explain astronomical observations.
  3. Analyze and interpret observation data in terms of astronomical models. 

PROGRAM MAPPING:

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