PHYS 1160 — Introduction to Astronomy and the Search for Life Elsewhere
This is a fully online course providing an introduction to astronomy and to the search for life elsewhere (astrobiology). It uses video lectures, discussion groups and online assignments. The presentation is largely non mathematical, and the course is suitable as an introductory level course for science students, and as a general education course for non-scientists.
PHYS 1160 teaching uses UNSW Moodle, and UNSW-TV for video lectures.
Lecturer: A/Prof Jeremy Bailey (contact details)
Textbook: The Cosmic Perspective, Bennett, Donahue, Schneider & Voit (Pearson-Addison/Wesley).
UNSW handbook entry