Introduction to Astronomy
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units18
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
This course aims to provide an understanding of our place in the universe; early beliefs and historical development of astronomical knowledge; electromagnetic radiation; telescopes and instrumentation; the Earth-S
un-Moon system; planets of the solar system; stars; our galaxy and others; relativity and cosmology and life in the universe.
DP requirements: Satisfactory attendance at lectures and tutorials; class mark of at least 35%.
Assessment: Class record: 50%, June examination 2 hours: 50%.
Sub-minimum: 40% for final examination.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.