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Due to the winter storm, all day classes are canceled today. A decision about evening classes, which begin at 4:30 pm, will be made after 1 pm.

February 8, 2016

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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GLS 102
Title Evolving Earth
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII/Q
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2107 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 WF 12:15pm - 1:30pm MH-338 Brad Hubeny
L21 2108 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 T 9:25am - 11:15am MH-340 Brad Hubeny
L22 2109 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 T 11:25am - 1:15pm MH-340 Brad Hubeny


This course exposes students to scientific inquiry and develops scientific literacy through an exploration of Earth and its 4.6 billion year history. Topics covered include the origin and evolution of the planet as well as its climate, atmosphere, oceans, and life forms. Students will use modern scientific methods and analytical skills to interpret geologic samples, structures, data, and maps in the context of Earth history. A focus will be placed on the relevance of past Earth events in light of future environmental conditions. Three lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory per week.