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GEOL 102 - Earth and Life Through Time Units: 4

A lecture- and laboratory-based course examining the evolution of Earth through time including major events in the evolution of the crust, plate tectonics, and biosphere. Course is a continuation of an introductory sequence that begins with how physical processes shaped our planet in GEOL 101 and set the stage for how geological environments and life have changed through time as explored in this course. Course will emphasize how fossils are used to interpret ancient environments, the relationships between organisms, and to sequence the physical and paleobiological history of the Earth. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. A full-day field study is required. Course transfers four credits to UNR.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or consent of instructor.

Term Offered: Fall