Fall 2016 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
BIOL 233, ENVS 233|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor|
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 or ENVS197]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
David M. Raup & Steven M. Stanley, PRINCIPLES OF PALEONTOLOGY, 2nd ed. 1978, 480 p.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 1 1/2 hour exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Co-registration in E&ES229 is required.