The course materials consist of:
1) a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the textbook, The Essential Cosmic Perspective
by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider & Voit, 5th edn., Pearson/Addison-Wesley,
2) an access kit for the associated Mastering Astronomy website, and
3) the Astronomy Media Workbook by Michael C. LoPresto, 5th edn., Pearson/
These come as a single package and are available in the UH Manoa Bookshop.
Reading assignment in the textbook is given for each lecture.
Each assignment will be about 10 pages.
Please read the assigned material before coming to the lecture. Then re-read it after the lecture, in conjunction with review of your lecture notes, to fill out missing details in your lecture notes, and to clear up points you are confused about.
The textbook has some good recommendations for succeeding in this course on pp. xxii & xxiii.