PTYS 542

Mars

In-depth class about the planet Mars, including origin and evolution, geophysics, geology, atmospheric science, climate change, the search for life, and the history and future of Mars exploration. There will be guest lectures from professors and research scientists with expertise about aspects of Mars. There will be lots of discussion of recent results and scientific controversies about Mars. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a research project that will be presented in class as well as a report. The research project could be analysis of Mars datasets, a laboratory experiment, or new theoretical modeling. Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): PTYS 411, Geology of the Solar System is strongly recommended but not required. Identical to: ASTR 542, GEOS 542. May be convened with: PTYS 442.

Course Level: PTYS Graduate Elective
Course Credits: 3
Course Type: Graduate

Semester Section Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2021 Spring 001 Alfred McEwen
2018 Spring 001 Lynn Carter TTH 11:00a.m. - 12:15p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
2017 Spring 001 Timothy Swindle MW 11:00-12:15pm Kuiper 312 Course Page