Introduction to Biogeosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Biogeosciences

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Geology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    To understand the interaction between biosphere and geosphere.

     

    Overall goal: To gain experience in presenting in oral and written form. To give and receive criticism.

    COURSE CONTENT
    The five big extinctions. Is the Anthropocene a new geologic period? Extraterrestrial life, yes or no? The role of extremophiles in Earth History. Theory of Evolution, Darwin and followers. Gaia.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar

    In a series of presentations by teachers in biology and geology important events in Earth history for the developments of life will be given. In addition, the participants will choose subjects for oral and written presentation. Literature study.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Participation (min. 70% present), oral and written presentation of the chosen subject.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Basic knowledge in geology and biology

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    Bachelor students in Earth Sciences, Earth and Economy Future Planet Studies UvA, AUC

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