Courses - General Education


Astrosciences

Stage I

ASTRO 100G
15 Points

Planets, Stars and Galaxies

The story of our place in the Universe. Key topics are the exploration of the solar system, searches for planets around other stars, the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and the origin and overall properties of the Universe. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

Restriction: PHYSICS 107, 107G

Stage II

ASTRO 200G
15 Points

Astrobiology

Astrobiology examines the potential of the universe to harbour life and is interdisciplinary, combining Geology, Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Ethics. Course focus is on how these disciplines combine with technology, addressing questions of life in the universe. Key topics include origin and evolution of life, definitions and environmental limits of life, and how to search for life beyond Earth.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed

Restriction: EARTHSCI 206

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