Astronomy Department

M-31 Andromeda Galaxy
M-31 Andromeda Galaxy - remote photo by MC Astronomy Student

Dept Chairman: Clint Poe
email: clint.poe@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5262
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Math & Science
Division Chair: Clement Lam

Full Time Faculty:
 
Clint Poe
email: clint.poe@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5262  

Jim Burrell
email: jim.burrell@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5263

The courses in Astronomy are offered as part of the general education program at Mission College. The astronomy courses includes a laboratory and complies with general education transfer requirements. The courses are an excellent way for the liberal arts student to gain an appreciation of scientific knowledge and methods.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to apply the scientific method to observations to understand how the universe is structured.

AS Degree
  • Physical Science
Physical Science Degree Info
Astronomy Course Offerings
  • ASTRO 001 - ASTRONOMY   3.0 units
    Advisory: MATH 903
    Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU

    This course is a descriptive astronomy lecture only course covering the entire
    panorama of the universe, including early human observations, the origin and
    structure of the solar system, and the properties, origin and evolution of stars,
    galaxies and cosmology. Grade Only.
  • ASTRO 003 - ASTRONOMY 4.0 unitS
    Advisory: MATH 903
    Acceptable for credit: UC, CSU

    This course covers the entire panorama of the universe from the observations of the night sky to the origin and structure of the planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. The lab portion of the course includes practical experience with the methods of astronomy using computers and other equipment. This course may also be offered via distance learning. Grade Only.