Astronomy 228: Exoplanets and the Search for Life in the Universe

Credits 3

A survey of planetary systems around other stars and current research into the possibilities for life elsewhere in the universe.  Several problem sets and exams, short research paper and oral presentation, and occasional outdoor labs.  This course applies to the science distribution area, but not science with a laboratory.

Distribution Area
Students entering Fall 2024 or later: Scientific Inquiry (SI)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Science (SC DIST)

Required: Three years of high school mathematics and one year of high school physics.

Recommended: One previous college-level course in Astronomy.