Exploring the Universe

Summer 2020 > Science & Mathematics > PHYS.1210 > 001

Course No: PHYS.1210-001; SIS Class Nbr: 3502; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

Addresses topics that include: Planet Earth, its structure, plate tectonics, greenhouse effect, ozone layer, craters and dinosaurs; our satellite Moon;other planets; our star Sun and its energy source; other stars, the HR diagram and stellar evolution, white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovae, black holes; our galaxy, the Milky Way, its structure; other galaxies; the universe, its structures and expansion; evolution of galaxies, quasars, cosmology, the Big Bang and Unification of the forces of nature. Satisfies Gen Ed science requirements for non-science majors. Does not satisfy science requirements for Science majors but may be used as a free elective by Science majors.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Co-Req: PHYS.1210 Lab for Exploring the Universe; Anti-Req: ENVI.1150 Astronomy. Please Note: Academic petition is required for anti-req exceptions.
  • Special Notes: SCL
  • Section Notes: Virtual Classroom Course; Virtual Classroom Course
  • Core Codes: SCL, VRCL, QL
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Ramanpreet Kaur/Androniki Mitrou
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • T,Th | 11:00 AM-12:50 PM EST
  • 2020 Summer: May 18 to Aug 07
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1020
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Friday Class Meetings for Virtual Courses

Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 18 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 22, June 5 and June 19 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 19 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 29 and June 12 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Monday, July 6 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 10 and July 24 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 7 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 17 and July 31 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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