GEOL 002 - (NS) Historical Geological ScienceSemester Hours: 3
Origin and evolution of the Earth and biosphere throughout geologic time. Methods and theory used to reconstruct the events of the Archean, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras. Geochronology and the Geologic Time Scale. Evolution, extinction and the fossil record. Continental drift, polar wandering, and seafloor spreading as the basis of modem plate tectonic theory. Geological evolution of New York state. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. Field trip supports course topics. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.)
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