Course ObjectiveTo understand the interaction between biosphere and geosphere.
To gain experience in presenting in oral and written form. To give and
Course ContentThe 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.
Teaching MethodsIn a series of presentations by teachers in biology and geology
important events in Earth history for the developments of life will be
In addition, the participants will choose subjects for oral and written
Method of AssessmentParticipation (min. 70% present), oral and written presentation of the
Entry RequirementsBasic knowledge in geology and biology
LiteraturePpt slides from the presentations, literature provided by the teachers
and chosen by the students
Target AudienceBachelor students in Earth Sciences, Earth and Economy
Future Planet Studies UvA, AUC
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|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. G.M. Ganssen|
|Examiner||dr. G.M. Ganssen|
dr. G.M. Ganssen
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