Course Syllabus

January 14 (Week 1):

Introduction & Nature of Life (Textbook Chapters 1-3)

January 21-28 (Weeks 2&3):

Life on Earth (Textbook Chapters 3&4)

February 4 (Week 4):

Extremophiles (Textbook Chapters 3&4)

February 11-18 (Weeks 5&6):

Search for Life in the Solar System (Textbook Chapter 5)

February 25-March 4 (Weeks 7&8):

Exoplanets (Textbook Chapter 5)

March 4 (Week 8): Mid-Term Exam Example Answers

March 18 (Week 9):

The Drake Equation & The Nature of Stars (Textbook Chapters 1,6,7&10)

March 25-April 1 (Weeks 10&11):

Habitable Zones (Textbook Chapter 6)

April 8-15 (Weeks 12&13):

Prospects for Communication (Textbook Chapters 9&10)

April 15-22 (Weeks 13&14):

Prospects for Interstellar Travel (Textbook Chapters 8&10)

April 29 (Week 15):

The Ongoing Copernican Revolution (Textbook Chapters 1,2&11)