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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GLS 102
Title Evolving Earth
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII/Q
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1459 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 10:50am - 12:05pm MH-338 Tricia A Nadeau
L21 1460 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 T 9:00am - 10:50am MH-340 Tricia A Nadeau
L22 1461 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 T 11:00am - 12:50pm MH-340 Tricia A Nadeau


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.