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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
Astronomy is the comprehensive study of the objects of the sky. It should be noted that Astronomy is offered only as a minor at York College. Offerings include studies of the origin, physical nature and motion of the Sun, Moon, stars, galaxies, and planets and the structure, possible history and future of the Universe. Astronomy courses exist at York College at both the non-science and science major levels and are open to all students with appropriate prerequisites.
Several astronomy courses can be used to fulfill Area Requirements in natural science for non-science majors. Such courses include: Astronomy 101, Astronomy 102, and Astronomy 140. Science majors may also select these non-science major courses to fulfill general electives. Advanced level courses that make use of the York College Observatory, such as Astronomy 301, are also available.
Requirements for the Astronomy Minor
Astronomy courses at the 200-level or above*
*Suitable courses from other disciplines may be substituted
|ASTR201||The Solar System||4|
|ASTR202||Stars and the Milky Way||4|
|ASTR203||Introduction to Cosmology||4|
|GEOL282||Weather and Climate||3|
|PHYS282||Weather and Climate||3|
|PHYS491||Astrophysics I: Planetary Astronomy||3|
|PHYS492||Astrophysics II: Stellar Astronomy||3|
|PHYS493||Astrophysics III: Extragalactic Astronomy||3|
*May be substituted with permission of discipline by Geology 282 or Physics 282.