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.


High school physics and biology

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ASTRO 1199 001-LEC
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Instructor:El Moutamid, M. (me366)
Max. enroll:25
Notes:Instructor will work with students from different time zones.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.