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English Language Education Program
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The Universe

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
PHU0005 The Universe 2/0/0 EL English 2
Course Goals

Developing a persepective by discovering our universe and the science of astronomy. 
Prerequisite(s) N/A
Corequisite(s) N/A
Special Requisite(s) Prior knowledge of university-level calculus or physics is NOT required.
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül F. YELKENCİ
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Wednesday 13:00-14:30, Ataköy Campus
Office Hour(s) Dr. Ayşegül F. Yelkenci, Tuesday 13:00-14:30, Ataköy Campus, 3A-14
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Multimedia lectures, simulations, demosntration, observations,  trips.
Principle Sources
- “The Cosmic Perspective”, 7th Edition, Bennett, Donahue, Schneider & Voit, 2014, Pearson
Other Sources -
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Our Modern View Of The Universe Multimedia
2. Week The Scale Of The Universe Multimedia
3. Week Discovering The Universe: Celestial Objects and Patterns In The Sky Multimedia
4. Week Making Sense of The Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy and Gravity Multimedia
5. Week Light: Information From The Skies Multimedia
6. Week The Formation of Planetary Systems Multimedia
7. Week Measuring The Stars Multimedia
8. Week Stellar Evolution Multimedia
9. Week Midterm Exam Midterm Exam
10. Week Stellar Explosions : Novae, Supernovae Multimedia
11. Week Galaxies: Building Blocks of The Universe Multimedia
12. Week Cosmology: The Big Bang and The Fate of The Universe Multimedia
13. Week The Early Universe: Toward The Beginning of Time Multimedia
14. Week Life in The Universe: Are We Alone? Multimedia
15. Week Final exam Final exam
16. Week Final exam Final exam
17. Week Final exam Final exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 50
Final Exam 1 50