Historical Geology explores how Earth and the life it supports have changed through time. Geologic principles are used to reconstruct the planet's origin and the events that have modified the physical environment, whereas fossils are used to trace the history of life and assess how natural selection and environmental change have shaped living communities. Lab exercises include identification of rocks and fossils, map interpretation and field study of regional geologic history.
- Scheduled: Spring 2012 (18-Jan to 16-May)
- Section number (CRN): 3417
Historical Geology (GEOL 17) is offered in a lecture plus lab format that uses resources posted on this website (syllabus, course resources and gradebook) as well as a companion Etudes site (writing assignment articles, announcements and private messages). More information about how to log on to Etudes so that you can access materials there is available on the Online Student Help page.