PHYS 303

Origin of Space, Time and Matter in the Universe

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

For non-science students interested in expanding their understanding of the physical world. The aim is to combine topics in earth physics, particle physics, astronomy, and cosmology to study the nature and origin of space-time and matter, and the chemical composition of the earth, planets and stars. Highlights of larger issues, such as the nature of scientific knowledge, and the validity of science and the scientific method. A non-mathematical approach.


  • Credit for this course will not be counted toward any Physics or Astronomy program requirement except as an elective.


  • Minimum third-year standing; or
  • Permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Physics offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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