Course Descriptions for PHYS 1404
PHYS 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: Study of the sun and its solar system, including its origin. Introduction to the solar system and the historical development of astronomical ideas. Topics include the study of the celestial sphere, the planets and their satellites, the sun and other objects in the solar system. Emphasis is on the application of scientific principles and explanation of phenomena in the solar system. The laboratory includes outdoor viewing sessions, constellation identification and the use of telescopes. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4002015203