Geology 202 - History of Earth

History of Earth

Michelle Markley

TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM

Mount Holyoke College
Clapp Laboratory 301
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: the geologic time scale, significant events in earth history, ice ages and greenhouse atmospheres, continental drift, extinctions and radiations of flora and fauna, the geology of the anthropocene, and absolute and relative dating of rocks. Oral presentations and writing assignments focus on the design and testing of earth science hypotheses, and critical analysis of recently published research on earth history.

Prereq: One 100-level Geology course.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.