ASTRO 2299

ASTRO 2299

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the cosmos and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and how structure arises, the formation of stars and planets, how life might have begun on planets, the evolution of life on the Earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two courses in any physical science subject or permission of instructors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9213 ASTRO 2299   LEC 001