Seminar- History of the Earth

The course will cover two important aspects of "historical" geology. The first half of the course will cover fundamental principles and concepts in geosciences needed to reconstruct and interpret Earth's history, including the nature of Earth materials and Earth structure, paleontology and the evolution of life, plate tectonics, major depositional environments and the sedimentary record, role of sea level, the climate system and global climate change, relative dating and geologic time, and principles of stratigraphy and correlation. The second half of the course deals with Earth history; all 4.6 billion years of life, climate, and environmental evolution. Part of the Science Education Online.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Geosciences
Number: 
GEO-SCI 691A
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017
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