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  • MCB 5705 Astrobiology

    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $1,605

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    Astrobiology examines the origin, evolution, and future of life in our solar system. Topics will include: planet and star formation, biosphere formation, evolutionary processes biogeochemistry, microbial adaptation to extreme environments, planetary habitability, and microbiology on the International Space Station.

    Learning Objectives for Astrobiology:

    By the end of this course graduate students should be able to:

    1. Develop an in-depth comprehension and mastery of the fundamental concepts and methodology of astrobiology;
    2. Deconstruct and analyze primary literature articles in the field of astrobiology to improve critical thinking and interpretation skills;
    3. Refine scientific communication skills through writing scientific critiques and abstracts of primary literature articles;
    4. Understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal such as the objectives, problems addressed, methodology, evaluation, assessments, and budget;
    5. Develop the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals.

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