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Course Name: Historical Geology
Course Number: GEOL 2
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to analyze causes and effects of Earth processes in the evolution of life and the Earth's crust using the scientific method and scientific thinking.
  • Students will be able to describe how global tectonics has influenced geography, climate, and evolution of life through time.
  • Students will be able to describe and categorize sedimentary rocks and construct geologic maps.
  • Students will be able to articulate the concept of deep geologic time using the record of rocks and fossils.
  • Students will be able to reconstruct paleogeographic conditions through analysis of biogeochemical data