Apr 21, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4510 - Origins of Life

To understand the origin of life is a fundamental goal of science. Evidence for important prebiotic molecules in the clouds from which new planetary systems are born is discussed, and a comparison is made of cosmic and terrestrial sources of such molecules on the primitive Earth. The course is multidisciplinary, covering topics in physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, and biology. Students may not obtain credit for more than one of ASTR 4510, ERTH 4510, or BIOL 4510.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: ASTR 2050 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: ASTR 4510/ERTH 4510.

Credit Hours: 3

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