GEOSCI 112 - Life in Extreme Environments
Section: 002
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 175.
Waitlist Capacity:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Life inhabits nearly every environment on Earth, from boiling hot springs to the bottom of the ocean to freezing subglacial lakes in Antarctica. This course surveys the bizarre life forms that call these environments home and explores the adaptations that allow them to thrive under extreme physical and chemical conditions. Focus is also placed on potential for exploiting these organisms for applications in industry, biotechnology, energy, and bioremediation of pollution.

Crs Requirements: Students will be evaluated with short weekly in-class quizzes (50%) and one final exam (50%).

Intended Audience: Suitable for all undergraduate students with interests in microbiology or earth and environmental science. Intended primarily for non-science concentrators but will also be appropriate for biology, chemistry, PiTE, or engineering students interested in environmental microbiology.

Class Format: Minicourse. One-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Fall or Winter term, or two-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Spring or Summer half-term.

GEOSCI 112 - Life in Extreme Environments
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002 (LEC)
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets Oct 26 thru Dec 9. Final Exam on Dec 9 unless otherwise arranged.
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