2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

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

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ASTRO 1199 001-LEC
Number:1041
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Exam date:Tuesday August 04, 1:30 PM - 4 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Space Science Building 622
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:15
Notes:Recommended textbooks, but not required: "Rare Earth" Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe (Ward & Brownlee); "An Introduction to Astrobiology "(3rd Edition, Rothery, Gilmoure, Sephton)
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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