ASTRO 2202

ASTRO 2202

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of modern solar system exploration. Discussion will center on describing our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. In addition to studying what we have learned of other planets and satellites from unmanned spacecraft, we will also discuss the missions themselves and describe the process of how they are selected and developed. Guest lecturers will include political advocacy experts, NASA officials, and science team members of active NASA/ESA missions. Participants will study, debate, and learn to write critically about important issues in science and public policy that benefit from this perspective. Topics discussed include space policy, the potential for life in the ocean worlds of the outer solar system, the search for extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial intelligence, and the exploration of Mars.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7780 ASTRO 2202   LEC 001