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Historical Geology

Course Number: GES 203
Credits: 4
Offered: Spring Semester
Instructors: Professor Bodenbender

This is an introduction to the physical and biological
development of the Earth during the last 4.5 billion years. Topics include the formation of the Earth, interpretation of major events in Earth history as preserved in the rock record, and the origin and evolution of life. Three lectures and one
three-hour laboratory each week. One weekend field trip is required, as may be one or more Saturday field trips. Prerequisite: an introductory geology course or permis-
sion of instructor.