Astronomy (AST)

AST 1002  Introduction to Astronomy  
Credit Hours:   3  
General Education Category: Natural Science CORE COURSE  

A study of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. An elementary survey of astronomy as both a human activity and a physical science. Primarily for non-science majors. This is a state-designated general education core course.

AST 1002H  Honors Introduction to Astronomy  
Credit Hours:   3  
General Education Category: Natural Science CORE COURSE  

A study of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. An elementary survey of astronomy as both a human activity and a physical science. Primarily for non-science majors. The honors aspect of the course will promote the student's passion for learning, written and spoken expression, and self-reflection through research studies, presentations, and community engagement. This course is a state-designated general education core course and an honors course.

AST 2948  Service-Learning Field Studies 1  
Credit Hours:   1  

This course gives the student the opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.