Unit

School Of Science

The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and LifeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300966.3

Discipline: ASTRONOMY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Ain De Horta


Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
From the Big Bang to the end of the Universe, from our own Solar System to the farthest superclusters of galaxies, our knowledge of the Universe is growing at an amazing rate. This unit will explore the cosmos at scales from planets to the edge of the visible universe. We develop an appreciation of the processes of science, and an understanding of how astrophysicists know what they know. We will consider cultural perspectives on the cosmos, including that of indigenous Australians. We will consider our place in the cosmos: the requirements for life to exist, and the possibility of other life in the Universe.


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.12Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3639.3Bachelor of Information and Communications TechnologyCONTINUING
3639.4Bachelor of Information and Communications TechnologyCURRENT
3684.2Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)CURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3754.2Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3755.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CONTINUING
3756.2Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCONTINUING
3757.2Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3763.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING
3764.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
3769.1Bachelor of Data ScienceCONTINUING
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
4748.4Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6039.1Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications TechnologyCURRENT
6042.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
6043.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

MT3026.1Applied PhysicsCONTINUING
MT3047.1Applied PhysicsCURRENT
SM3080.1AstroinformaticsCURRENT




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