2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 102 - Earth and Life Through Time

Credits: 4
The history of Earth through geological time including methods used to recognize fossils and their significance. Laboratories involve paleontology methods, maps and fossil studies. Required weekend field trips.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Interpret and explain the fundamental processes of Paleontology.
  2. Recognize and describe common fossils within their genre.
  3. Determine geologic time based on common fossil assemblages.
  4. Discriminate large scale evolutionary events with respect to geologic history.
  5. Recognize and describe important tectonic events in geologic history.
  6. Describe the general Plate Tectonic events that occurred within major geologic provinces.
  7. Describe the major rock assemblages that occur within major Plate Tectonic environments.
  8. Explain and interpret geologic maps using geologic and structural principles.

Prerequisite: GEOL 101  or equivalent

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