Mar 02, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ERTH 4510 - Origins of Life: A Cosmic Perspective

To understand the origin of life is a fundamental goal of science. This course discusses evidence for important prebiotic molecules in the clouds from which new planetary systems are born, and compares 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: ASTR 2050 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: ASTR 4510. Student may not obtain credit for both ASTR 4510 and ERTH 4510.

Credit Hours: 3

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