PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214

Astrobiology: A Planetary Perspective

We will explore questions about the origin, evolution, and future of life on Earth and the possibility of life arising independently elsewhere in the Universe. We will examine what it means for a planet to be habitable, both in terms of basic necessities for living organisms to function and environmental limits to their ability to survive. Finally, we will review different approaches for searching for life within the Solar System and beyond using direct and remote sensing techniques. PTYS 214 is a Tier II Natural Science course in the University general education curriculum. PTYS 214 is cross-listed with ASTR 214 and GEOS 214. Course is equivalent to ASTR 202 (students may not receive credit for both courses).

Course Level Other: 
Tier 2 NATS
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Undergraduate

Semester Section Number Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2021 Fall 001 Dante Lauretta TTH 9:30-10:45a.m. Kuiper 308
2020 Fall 001 Joseph Spitale TTH 2:00-3:15p.m. Kuiper 308 Syllabus
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