ASTR 4: Life in the Universe
Lec-3, field trips
Biological perspective on areas of current space research that seeks to unify topics such as understanding the origin of life on Earth, studying
environments in which life exists, and identifying environments which might support extraterrestrial life in the Solar System and beyond.
CSU/UC [IGETC Area 5B; CSU Area B2; CCSF Area C]
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This is a new course offering at CCSF Astronomy Department (since Fall 2004), and it is the first California Community College to offer astrobiology course as
a general science course with NO PRE-REQUISITES. In fact, it satisfies Biological Sciences transfer requirement for IGETC or
CSU, Natural Sciences transfer requirement for UC, and CCSF Natural Sciences graduation requirement. At least two other University of California campus (UCLA & UCSC) offer similar course as part of their offerings.
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Jeffrey Bennett, Seth Shostak, & Bruce Jakosky. Life in the Universe, 2nd Edition. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-8053-4753-4
Other Reference Books:
Armand Delsemme. Our Cosmic Origins. Canbridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-62038-4
Iain Gilmour & Mark A. Sephton. An Introduction to Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54621-4
Donald Goldsmith & Tobias Owen. The Search for Life in the Universe, 3rd Edition, University Science Books. ISBN: