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GEOL 1180  INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL GEOLOGY (4 credits)

Basic fundamentals for interpretation of earth history. Deduction of history of earth-moon system through interpretation of geologic phenomena using principles of stratigraphy, sedimentation, structure and fossil content. Global tectonics, encompassing theories of sea-floor spreading and continental drift are presented. Fundamentals and interpretation of geologic environments and geologic maps, coupled with identification of fossils will be covered in a required laboratory period. One Saturday field trip required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): GEOL 1170 or GEOL 1070 or permission of Geography-Geology Department.