Geologic Evolution of the Earth
This four-credit lab science course introduces the student to the history of the Earth, with a focus on the evolution of the continents and the fossil record. Students will learn about geologic time, including how geologists built the geologic time scale. Basic aspects of geology, including plate tectonics, minerals and the rock cycle will be covered. Students will learn about the origin of life on earth, evolution and extinction, how fossil plants, invertebrates and vertebrates are classified. Students will gain an understanding of the Earth’s geologic history as known from rock and fossil evidence.
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Physical Science with Lab
EARTHSCI 20806249
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
Earth Science #20806241 or General Geology #20806244. Coursework requires a grade of C or better to satisfy requirement.