|This course may be repeated for credit.|
BIOL 233, ENVS 233|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science|
Fossils provide a glimpse into the form and structure of ancient ecosystems. Geobiology is the study of the two-way interactions between life (biology) and rocks (geology); typically, this involves studying fossils within the context of their sedimentary setting. In this course we will explore the geologic record of these interactions, including the fundamentals of evolutionary patterns, the origins and evolution of early life, mass extinctions, and the history of the impact of life on climate.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES115 OR E&ES199 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Knoll, LIFE ON A YOUNG PLANET
Alvarez, T. REX AND THE CRATER OF DOOM
Walker, SNOWBALL EARTH
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two midterm exams, a final exam, and a term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students enrolled in E&ES233 must enroll in the associated lab, E&ES229.
|Instructor(s): Royer,Dana Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: -5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 2|