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GE2305 - Astronomy - The Sky and Us

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Physics
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18, Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

The course helps students to engage in the following learning activities: discuss the origin and structure of the Earth and the Solar system; discover the principles and forces that govern the planetary formation and its motions; appreciate the wonder of planets & stars; explore the deep space using telescopes; analyse the characteristics of the Earth; discover the link between the Universe and humans; review the histories and features of Chinese and Western astronomies; explore the similarities and differences; explore hypotheses of cutting age issues such as the big bang, the past and future of the Universe and the meaning of life; compare the origin and evolution of stellar and human life; and present the findings in a group project report with creativity and imagination.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

GE2305.pdf

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