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AST-120 Life in the Universe

Explore the possibility that life exists elsewhere in the Universe. Study what astrobiologists mean by "life" and the nature and origin of life on Earth. Investigate the properties of worlds where life could thrive, how the properties of stars affect the habitability of planets, and the challenges associated with interstellar travel. Discuss the probability of communication with extraterrestrial intelligent life forms, and discuss the social and philosophical consequences of finding life, intelligent or simple, elsewhere in the Universe. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101/ENG 101A and eligibility for any general education math. Note: This course does not satisfy curricular requirements for a laboratory science course.

Term: Spring 2020

Course Type: Credit - 3 Credits

Section: 875

Ways to take the class: Online

Days: Varies

Time: Varies

Start Date: 01/22/2020

End Date: 05/19/2020

Location: Arnold Campus

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

Class Size: 25