Astronomy
Term : Spring 2019
Catalog Year : 2018-2019

AST 183 - Life In The Universe

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Description: Course will survey the scientific topics that comprise the key elements of "Astrobiology." These include the philosophical foundations of astrobiology as a science, astronomical sources of life's chemical building blocks and habitable environments, extremophilic organisms, the history of life on earth, the role of asteroid/comet impacts and micro-meteoritic dust, feasibility of space travel, and the search for life in the solar system and beyond. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Scientific Inquiry