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Astronomy Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Astronomy 109

  1. Apply scientific reasoning to future astronomical discoveries to understand their validity as well as to everyday situations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding that science is based upon observations of the universe and how that is used to understand some basic phenomenon of our world.
  3. Discuss how gravity is related to the formation, interaction, and evolution of the solar system.

Astronomy 110

  1. Apply scientific reasoning to future astronomical discoveries to understand their validity as well as to everyday situations.
  2. Discuss how light is used by astronomers to learn about the universe.
  3. Discuss how gravity is related to the formation, interaction, and evolution of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe

Astronomy 112

  1. Apply scientific reasoning to future astronomical discoveries to understand their validity as well as to everyday situations.
  2. Discuss how empirical observations have served to change scientific ideas regarding cosmology.
  3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current accepted theories for the origin of the universe.

Astronomy 140

  1. Demonstrate an understanding that science is based upon observations of the universe and apply the scientific method as a research tool.
  2. Use the scientific method in collecting data, formulating and testing a hypothesis then reaching a conclusion.
  3. Read, analyze, and interpret data to draw valid scientific conclusions and communicate those conclusions in a clear and articulate manner.