2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 190 - Evolution of Planet Earth

This course explores our planet’s 4.5-billion year history and how geologists unearth the past through examination of minerals, rocks, and fossils. Earth’s evolution is a natural experiment that cannot be reproduced, and this course makes use of primary observational and interpretative tools that geologists use to understand the past. Age-dating techniques, plate tectonics and origin of continental crust, mountain building events, and evolution of Earth’s landscape, atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere are examined in the context of the geological evolution of North America.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: GEOL 190L  
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Recommended: For students interested in concentrating in geology or environmental geology. 
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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