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EESC 1146 Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth (Spring: 4 )


Course Description

This course explores current theories about the origins of life, beginning with the original hypothesis of the Russian biochemist A.I. Oparin. Darwin's theory of evolution is emphasized, but many different components of the natural sciences touch upon this topic. The course lectures include the study of the oldest fossils, life in extreme habitats, cellular biology, prebiotic molecules, and the search for life on other planets.


Instructor(s): Paul K. Strother

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Feb-15