Course description

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

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:ASTRO 1199 001-LEC
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 20-July 28, 2023
Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 01, 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:El Moutamid, M. (me366)
Min. enroll:5
Max. enroll:25
Notes:Lectures will be recorded and available on Canvas. Instructor will work with students from different time zones.

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

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

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses