Melissa K. Bunte, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 210

480-461-7881

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Online

Online

Online

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Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00-10:30 am.

Office hours are open-door; other times are by appointment.

Questions by email are always welcome; alternatively, schedule a Canvasor Cranium Cafe chat to guarantee online help.

Classes Taught

Fall 2018

AST106 Life in the Universe 3 Credits
Introduction to the search for life in the universe for the non-science major. Earth's location in space and time, nature of life, light and the spectrum, origin and history of the universe, origin of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or completion of higher level mathematics course, or satisfactory score on placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25016
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018
MoWe
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Class Ended

AST107 Life in the Universe Laboratory 1 Credits
Astronomy, Biology, and Planetary Science laboratory.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AST/GLG106 and permission of Instructor or Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25017
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2018 - 12/14/2018
Fr
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Ended

AST111 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy 3 Credits
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. The scientific method, properties of light, astronomical instruments, our Solar System and solar systems around other stars. Includes hands-on astronomical observations and laboratory exercises.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory score on district placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24435
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

25235
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Class Ended

24436
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

AST113 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory 1 Credits
Hands-on astronomical observations and exercises to supplement AST111.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AST111 and permission of Instructor or Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24437
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/22/2018 - 12/14/2018
We
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

24438
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/23/2018 - 12/14/2018
Th
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

Spring 2019

AST106 Life in the Universe 4 Credits
Introduction to the search for life in the universe for the non-science major. Earth's location in space and time, nature of life, light and the spectrum, origin and history of the universe, origin of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or completion of higher level mathematics course, or satisfactory score on placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32268
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

35535
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Closed

AST111 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy 4 Credits
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. The scientific method, properties of light, astronomical instruments, our Solar System and solar systems around other stars. Includes hands-on astronomical observations and laboratory exercises.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory score on district placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31746
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

2 of 24
Seats Available

33047
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

31837
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

16 of 36
Seats Available

35572
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Open

2 of 24
Seats Available

35575
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

16 of 36
Seats Available

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