St. Cloud State University

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for ASTR 107 at St. Cloud State University in Fall 2021 (Aug - Dec)



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Minneapolis Community and Technical College

ASTR 1100 - Astronomy - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
This survey course introduces general astronomy. Topics will include stargazing; the history of astronomy; the physics of light and atoms; planets, stars and groups of stars; and the origin and fate of the universe. You will directly observe the day and night sky, learn how to record and analyze data, and develop your quantitative reasoning. You will better understand your place in the universe and the significance of all matter. A basic background in math is helpful, but not required. This course includes two hours of required lab per week.
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Normandale Community College

PHYS 1104 - Survey of Astronomy - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
A one-semester survey course focusing on scales and structures of the universe, observable motions of the sun, moon, and stars, patterns within the solar system, life cycles of stars, evolution of the universe. Additional topics may include telescopes and light, planetary science, extrasolar planet discovery, and space exploration. Meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal 3 (Natural Science) competencies a, c, and d.
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Saint Paul College

PHYS 1760 - Descriptive Astronomy (no lab) - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course introduces students to astronomy. It includes the observation of the planets and stars weather permitting. The course will include topics such as life and death of stars, dark matter, formation of a solar system, the Big Bang Theory and more. Course includes lab-like learning activities. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 3 & 10) 3C/3/0/0
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Winona State University

GEOS 106 - Astronomy - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
History of astronomy. Study of the planets, their moons, comets, asteroids, meteors, and other planetary bodies. Origin of the universe, solar system, sun, and other stars. Includes laboratory simulations and/or field experiences. Offered yearly, usually fall semester. Note: Students may enroll in either GEOS 105 or GEOS 106, but they cannot earn credit for both courses. Meets GOAL 3. Grade only.
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