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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASTR 3040 - Astrobiology

Prerequisite: A core math course. At least one course (but two is recommended) in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Geology is required.
Introduction to Astrobiology. Topics include the formation of stars and planets, stellar habitable zones, properties of life, origin and evolution of life on Earth, the search for life elsewhere in the Universe, mass extinctions, extremophiles, space missions, SETI, Drake equation. Designed for non-science, liberal arts majors.