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AST112: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology – 4 credits

Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. Structure and evolution of stars; supernovae, black holes, and quasars; nebulae; star clusters; galaxies; cosmology, including the birth and death of the universe. Note: Note that AST111 is not a prerequisite for this course. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory district placement.

General Education Designations: SQ

Class# Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructors Availability
Online Class
Summer 2023
  • B. Gleim
13 of 24 Seats Available
    • Notes: ONLINE
      Online classes are completely asynchronous but may include optional synchronous components such as review sessions, office hours, etc.

      Students are required to have access to a computer/mobile device and Internet access, and a webcam may be necessary for specific classes.

      Students are required to submit an initial assignment due within the first few days of class.

      For information about how to get started, go to https://www.gccaz.edu/online/readiness. Click 'Canvas' link in column on the left and then click 'Log in to Canvas': https://learn.maricopa.edu
      Class 13153 costs include AST Course Fee: $18
    • Lab Notes: Students enrolling in class 13153 must also enroll in the following lab:
      Class 13156 held Online (B. Gleim)