About This Course

Course Name/Code: Astronomy, ASSC 242

Catalog Description: An introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy and the physical laws and processes at work in the universe. Topics include the history of astronomy, astronomical methods, a survey of the solar system, the sun and stars, galaxies, and cosmological models together with the concepts of time, space and relativity.

Credits: 3

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)