Who is this class for: No specific background is required. You do need an open mind and an eagerness to apply critical free thought and approaches of scientific inquiry. This will enable you to explore how life on Earth came to be in its current form and whether there is life elsewhere in the cosmos.


Created by:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bruce W. Fouke, Ph.D.

    Taught by:  Bruce W. Fouke, Ph.D., Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center

    Department of Geology, Department of Microbiology, and Institute for Genomic Biology
LevelBeginner
Commitment8 weeks of study; 4-6 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 of 32 ratings

Excellent lectures. Personal transformation observed while watching.

An excellent course! Drs Bruce and Carlie really made the course enjoyable, and their combination was crucial to my enjoyment and knowledge gained. Thanks so much for the course and the huge amount of work you must have put into it.

Very interesting course, with old jazz music at the beginnings of the videos!