Five College Consortium

History of Earth

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Geology
Course Number: 
202
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course explores the evolution and interaction of life, rocks, oceans, and air during the past 4 billion years of earth history. Some topics covered are: ice ages and greenhouse atmospheres, continental drift, extinctions and radiations of flora and fauna, the early evolution of earth, absolute and relative dating of rocks, and the geologic time scale. Oral presentations and writing assignments focus on the design and testing of earth science hypotheses, critical analysis of recently published research on earth history, and proposal writing. The final exam involves memorization of the geologic time scale and significant events in earth history.
Comments: 
Prereq: GEOL-123. May be taken concurrently with permission of instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
98518

Course Sections

History of Earth
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Michelle Markley mmarkley@mtholyoke.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Kendade 203