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Courses

ASTRO 1199 Are We Alone in the Universe?

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe 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.

Prerequisites

High school physics and biology

Classes

ASTRO 1199 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

Number:1060
Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 8:45 AM - 10 AM Space Science Building 105
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Chatterjee, S. (sc99)
Max. enroll:25
Notes:Recommended textbooks, but not required: Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe by Ward, Peter D., Brownlee, Donald. An Introduction to Astrobiology 3rd Edition by David A. Rothery (Editor), Iain Gilmour (Editor), Mark A. Sephton (Editor)
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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