Astrobiology: Planets, Life, and the Universe - AS.360.339 and AS.360.671

A multidisciplinary course exploring the origins of life, planetary formation, Earth's evolution, extrasolar planets, habitable zones, life in extreme environments, the search for life in the Universe, space missions, and planetary protection.

Microbiology: The Microbial World - AS.020.329 and AS.020.629

This course explores the physiology and genetics of microorganisms within an evolutionary and ecological framework. Concepts in microbiology will be supported by molecular studies of microbial evolution and microbial communities including that of the human microbiome.