GEOL 0060 History of the Earth

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 0060
Number of Credits: 3

Historical geology focuses on the long-term evolution of the Earth. The course begins with the formation of the Earth, traces the origin and growth of the continents, and looks at the interaction between life, the Earth's atmosphere, and global climate. It continues with a strong focus on the many forces and geologic events that have shaped North America. Finally, major episodes in the history of life are summarized. The associated lab and homework exercises emphasize a variety of techniques geologists use to unravel the mysteries of the past. This course plus GEOL 1020 fulfills one "W" requirement.Offered every spring term. Lecture 3 hours.

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