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Life of the Past
LIFE OF PAST
CLASS CODE: GEOL 103 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A non-technical study of the development of life and major events of earth history. For non-science students.
DESCRIPTION: This course is an introductory class for the non-science major who may have an interest in fossils. It has no prerequisites. It assumes no prior knowledge of Geology. Three hours of lecture are given each week. The goal of this class is to offer an alternative to the traditional introductory geology class. A beginning student with a strong earth science background, but with an interest in Archeology or fossils, may prefer this class.
TOPICS: 1. Principles of historical geology: relative and absolute dating
2. Early history of the earth
3. Evolution and fossils
4. The Precambrian
5. Early Paleozoic
6. Late Paleozoic
7. The Mesozoic
8. The Cenozoic
9. The future - geology and man
10. Climate Change
OBJECTIVES: To help the non-science student:
1. Acquire a general understanding of the earth's history and the history of life on earth.
2. Appreciate their surroundings and better understand the creator.
REQUIREMENTS: Required Lab: Take Geology 103L
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983