Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Descriptive Astronomy

This introductory course surveys the entire Universe while emphasizing the nature and process of physical science. Topics include the Earth-Sun-Moon system and night sky; Newton's laws of motion and gravitation; historical astronomy; electromagnetic radiation; spectroscopy; optics and telescopes; the formation and evolution of stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole; the Big Bang; and astrobiology. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: No credit if taken after ASTR 201.

Subject: ASTR
Course Number: 101
Section Number: 1124
Units: 3

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