School Of Science

A Cosmic PerspectiveWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301247.3

Discipline: ASTRONOMY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of Mathematics equivalent to 2-unit HSC, and experience with the use of computer software such as Excel or Word would be beneficial. Previous experience of statistics or computer programming will be an advantage but is not essential.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
The unit explores and challenges scientific as well as cultural perspectives on the cosmos, from its composition, expansion and the development and endings of the stars and planets, to life, its limits, evolution and mass extinctions on Earth. The unit also considers the development of consciousness, astrology vs astronomy, expanding horizons, space travel and space exploration.

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