Course Description


Explores the most fundamental questions in cosmology, physics, and chemical sciences through their origins. Topics include the origin of the Universe, origin of matter, first generation of stars and galaxies, origin of chemical elements, chemistry of life, and astrobiology.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Physics and Astronomy

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SE, SL, VL.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
Unit Credit

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - Physics or one course towards Natural Science; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Natural Sciences and Engineering; Muir: petition for one course in matching Natural Sciences sequence; TMC Physics GE or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Science, Mathematics, and Technology

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Creator

Bahram Mobasher
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