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Introduction to Astronomy - PHYS1160

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Exclusion: GENS4001 & GENS4003
Excluded: GENS4001, GENS4003, GENS4014, PHYS2170
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)


Introduction to Astronomy and the search for life elsewhere.

This course provides a broad overview of Astronomy and our place in the Cosmos. It covers the solar system and its exploration, stars, galaxies and cosmology, the Earth as a habitable planet, and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. The course is delivered wholly on the internet through Blackboard. The course is suitable as an introductory course for science students or as a general education course for non-scientists.

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