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Historical Geology

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This course will introduce students to the history of the earth. Topics will include the origin of life, plate tectonics, stratigraphic principles, the fossil record, the evolution of life, and the geologic time scale.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Earth and its Dynamic Evolution!

    • Compare modern and ancient sedimentary environments.
    • Compare plate tectonics to the evolution of the earth.
    • Determine the origin of the universe and solar system.
    • Identify the scientific explanation of the origin of life.

    Mesozoic and Cenozoic Time

    • Describe Mesozoic and Cenozoic climate and tectonics.
    • Assess the evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs.
    • Assess the evolution of mammals.

    Introduction to Historical Geology and Geologic Time

    • Define historical geology .
    • Determine relative geologic time using the principles of earth history.
    • Identify earth materials within the rock cycle.
    • Apply relative and absolute geologic time.

    Classification and Evolution of Life on Earth

    • Classify the ecology of life.
    • Describe fossils and how they form.
    • Determine evolutionary and phylogenetic patterns.

    Proterozoic and Paleozoic Time

    • Recognize the evolution of Proterozoic and Paleozoic cratons.
    • Identify the development of the early atmosphere and oceans.
    • Describe the Proterozoic and Paleozoic climate and life.
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