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SSA-100 Introduction to the Solar System & Space Exploration

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, how to navigate the night sky, as well as current and future space explorations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11, English 11, Provincial English 11, English First Peoples 11, or ENG 052; or English Assessment.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053 or MAT 055; or Math assessment.
  • Some knowledge of high school physics will be a definite asset. Basic computer skills are assumed as defined in the course material.
  • Take SSA 100L

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