GLG 102 *‡ Introduction to Geology II (Historical) (4)
An introduction to the basic geologic principles underlying historical geology and the evolution of landforms and life forms through geologic time. Deals with the identification and classification of major fossil groups; the identification and interpretation of rocks and of sedimentary textures, environments, and structures; plate tectonics, geologic time, and planetary evolution; and human evolution. Teaches how geologic features such as rock types and fossils are used to interpret and date past events. Emphasizes the evolving geology of North America and the evolution of life on Earth.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.