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Historical Geology
HISTORIC GEOL
CLASS CODE: GEOL 112 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A study of the geological history of the earth and the evolution of it's life forms. For geology and related majors. Students who take Geol 112 may not receive credit for Geol 103. Students taking Geol 112 are required to take Geol 112L.
DESCRIPTION: Foundational topics pertaining to historical geology are studied that include early contribution to the science, geologic time and how it is measured, stratigraphic principles, early life forms, then environments and development, and the impact of the Plate Tectonic Theory. Early earth history, then each geologic period is studied in more detail as applied to regions of North America and world localities.
TOPICS: 1. Uniformitarianism
2. Geological column, Stratigraphy and facies
3. Geological time scale
4. Absolute and relative dating
5. Fossils, paleoecology, environments
6. Fossils, evolution
7. Correlation
8. Plate tectonics
9. Geosynclinal theory
10.Origin of Earth and Life
11.Cryptozoic Eon, shields
12.Cambrian system: Appalachian, lithology, stratigraphy, history
13.Cambrian: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
14.Cambrian life
15.Ordovician: Appalachian, lithology, stratigraphy, history
16.Ordovician: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
17.Ordovician life
18.Silurian: Appalachian, Interior, lithology, stratigraphy, history
19.Silurian: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
20.Silurian life
21.Devonian: Appalachian, lithology, stratigraphy, history
22.Devonian: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
23.Devonian life
24.Mississippian: Appalachian, Interior, lithology, stratigraphy, history
25.Mississippian: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
26.Mississippian life
27.Pennsylvanian: Appalachian, lithology, stratigraphy, history
28.Pennsylvanian: Cordilleran, lithology, stratigraphy, history
29.Pennsylvanian life
30.Permian: East, lithology, stratigraphy, history
31.Permian: West, lithology, stratigraphy, history
32.Permian life
33.Triassic: East, West, lithology, stratigraphy, history
34.Triassic life
35.Jurassic: west, South, lithology, stratigraphy, history
36.Jurassic life
37.Cretaceous: West, South, lithology, stratigraphy, history
38.Cretaceous life
39.Tertiary: Quarternary, West, South, lithology, stratigraphy, history
40.Fossil man
OBJECTIVES: Geology 112 is designed to prepare geology majors in basic geologic concepts so that they can continue and successfully complete their four-year program at BYU-Idaho.
REQUIREMENTS: Concurrent registration in Geol 112L. Students would be required to attend weekend field trips to Utah or Southeastern Idaho to apply basic principles of historical geology and study fossil localities.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 101, 104, 110, or 111.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002