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BIO 114 The Origins of Life in the Universe

Faculty: Clifton, Loening, Safran, Tufte
Content: Processes of stellar evolution and planet formation that set the stage for life on Earth. Theories and evidence from diverse scientific disciplines on the origins of life and how physical and chemical aspects of the environment contributed to the emergence and transformations of life forms. Scientific evaluation of the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Attention is devoted both to the processes and content of scientific discovery. Lecture, discussion, laboratory. Cross-listed with CHEM 114, GEOL 114, and PHYS 114. Not applicable toward any major.
Prerequisites: QR 101 or equivalent.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.


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