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Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:IAPME

 

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course, we aim to explain the fundamental concepts including gravity, Einstein’s relativity, cosmology, etc. Topics including the solar system, the climate of the earth, the life cycle of stars, gravitational lensing, cosmic microwave background radiation will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of astronomy is necessary.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

1. Students will be able to describe the history of the Universe and Galaxies.

2. Students will be able to articulate the principles governing the Universe, galaxies and solar system.

3. Students will be able to critically read and evaluate information about astronomy from various sources.

4. Students will be able to describe the methods for exploring phenomena in the Universe.