PTYS 206

Our Golden Age of Planetary Exploration

PTYS 206 emphasizes the part of the universe that is within reach of direct human experience and exploration. We will review current understanding of the contents of our Solar System and emphasize the processes that unite all of the planets and smaller bodies, such as tectonics, weathering, cratering, differentiation, and the evolution of oceans and atmospheres. The course will build on this knowledge to understand humankind's motivation to explore beyond our Solar System, especially to search for planets around distant stars and to look or listen for evidence of life elsewhere in the Universe. PTYS 206 is a Tier II Natural Science course in the University's general education curriculum. PTYS 206 is cross-listed with ASTR 206. Course requisites: Two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences.

Course Level: Tier 2 NATS
Course Credits: 3
Course Type: Undergraduate

Semester Section Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2017 Fall 001 Steve Kortenkamp MW 1:15-2:30p.m. Flandrau Theater Syllabus
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2018 Spring 001 Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna TTH 12:30 - 1:45p.m. Kuiper 308 Syllabus
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2018 Fall 001 Steve Kortenkamp TTH 2:00-3:15p.m. Flandrau Course Page
2019 Spring 001 Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna Kuiper 308
2019 Fall 001 Steve Kortenkamp
2020 Fall 001 Steve Kortenkamp
2021 Fall 001 Steve Kortenkamp