Astrobiology (AST 121)

Astrobiology uses a multidisciplinary and scientific approach to analyze and assess the theories regarding the evolution of life elsewhere in the universe. While strong emphasis is placed on the astronomical/astrophysical aspects of astrobiology, the course introduces, discusses, and integrates aspects from multiple disciplines (chemistry, biology, geology, and earth sciences) to achieve an overall understanding of the definition of life and evolution. A secondary focus of the course is to develop a firm understanding of the scientific method such that students who complete the course can appreciate the scientific process, build scientific reasoning skills that are applicable beyond this course, and develop basic laboratory skills. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II with a minimum grade of C within 5 years


The following courses must be taken along side this course
MAT 090 - Fundamentals of Algebra, or MAT 011 - Beginning Algebra, or MAT 011B - Beginning Algebra with Review of Arithmetic with a minimum grade of C within 5 years, or High School Algebra II with a minimum grade of B within 5 years.. May be taken prior or during course.
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