Apr 08, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

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PSC 2050 - Life on Other Worlds?


An exploration of ideas relating to the possibility that life exists elsewhere in the universe, both on planets and moons within our solar system, and within other planetary systems. The course begins by considering our planet’s formation and the conditions which may have led to life appearing here, then moves outward. Students will learn the scientific basis of the age of the Earth and the Universe and the physical conditions necessary for planets around other stars to harbor life as we know it. Astronomical observations are discussed regarding what we know about extrasolar planets.

Requisites: 4 Hours in (CHEM or GEOL or PHYS or PSC)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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