ASTR 1 Cosmic Evolution (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introductory astronomy course with an emphasis on the development of the cosmos and its components. The origin, evolution, and final state of our physical universe. Properties, formation, and evolution of our galaxy and other galaxies, the sun and other stars, and our solar system. Extrasolar planets and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Differentiate the universe and its major components.
- Outcome 2: Distinguish the roles of fundamental particles, forces, and astrophysical processes in the universe.
- Outcome 3: Analyze theories about and evidence for the structure, origin, evolution, and possible final states of the universe.
- Outcome 4: Interpret and assess models of the properties, formation, evolution, and interactions of large-scale structure, galaxies, stars, and planetary systems.
- Outcome 5: Explain the relationship of human beings to astronomical objects and history in terms of cosmic evolution size and time scales.