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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND 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
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of stratigraphic principle.
2. Know significant stratigrapic units of North America.
3. Know geologic time scale and how it developed.
4. Identify with name and age. 80 Common guide fossils.
5. Know the Theory of Evolution and evidence to support it.
6. Know the Theory of Plate Tectonics and how it relates to the history of the earth.
7. Know the general geologic history of North America.
8. Know the concept of facies and relate to geologic history.
9. Know representative life forms for each geologic period.
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.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002