Introduction to Biogeosciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
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.
Basic knowledge in geology and biology
Bachelor students in Earth Sciences, Earth and Economy Future Planet Studies UvA, AUC
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