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GEOL 470 - Earth Systems History

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: GEOL 370
Earth Systems History is a departmental capstone course that is focused on the complex interactions between Earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems. Topics include global geochemical cycles, plate tectonics, climate change, and biological evolution during Earth’s long and dynamic history. Students will learn geological problem-solving skills and will apply evidenced-based, scientific reasoning. Laboratory sessions are data intensive, and center around quantitative, analytical approaches. Two hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory weekly. Offered spring semester. (Formerly EASC 470)