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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCI 104L The Solar System Lab

Credits: (1)
This laboratory course provides practical hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines involved in planetary science. The laboratory exercises in this laboratory course will include, but are not limited to: modeling of the formation and evolution of planetary systems, calculation of planetary motion and other small body objects in the solar system, determining the relative ages of features on planetary surfaces, determining conditions on other planetary bodies in the solar system, and determining the conditions and evaluating the possible habitability of exo-planetary systems. This course is intended for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of the field of Planetary Science and/or have a laboratory science requirement to satisfy. This laboratory science course satisfies the science elective requirement of the Math/Science Curriculum and also satisfies the science requirement for those curricula that require science. Prerequisite(s)/Co-requisite(s): SCI 104  and MAT 084  or higher, or permission of instructor. It is one three-hour session per week.