May 20, 2024  
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024

PHY 1120 - Investigations in Astronomy

4.00 credits.
The Natural World Core Course. This course will introduce modern astronomy with a focus on our solar system and the celestial bodies it contains.  This will serve as the backdrop for explorations of the scientific method and developing evaluative thinking skills.  We will explore the historical perspective of humanity’s explorations of space.  While studying the origins of the cosmos students will be challenged to define our place in the universe. Lab work will consist of a combination of digital simulations and naked eye astronomy, all with the goal of bringing space down to Earth.