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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GLS 102
Title Evolving Earth
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII/Q
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 3625 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 12:15pm - 1:30pm MH-338 Brad Hubeny
L21 3627 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 T 9:25am - 11:15am MH-340 Brad Hubeny
L22 3628 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 T 11:25am - 1:15pm MH-340 Brad Hubeny

Description

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.