EARTH 413 - Geomicrobiology: How Microorganisms Shape Earth and Environment
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
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.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course explores how microorganisms drive geochemical cycles on Earth. With a combination of interactive lectures, group activities, and discussions revolving around primary literature, students will learn how microbes obtain energy through the mediation of redox reactions and how these reactions shape elemental cycles in the environment. The course will additionally consider microbial evolution and diversity, microbe-mineral interactions, and the microbial geologic record. Students will also gain skills in scientific writing by working on a scientific proposal (topic relevant to geomicrobiology chosen by student) throughout the course, improved over the semester by constructive feedback from their peers.

Course Requirements:

Students will be graded on participation, writing a scientific proposal, and a final exam

Intended Audience:

Graduate students and upper level undergraduate majors in Earth and Environmental Sciences and related fields

Class Format:

Interactive lectures, group activities, and discussions

EARTH 413 - Geomicrobiology: How Microorganisms Shape Earth and Environment
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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