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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ESCI 1020 - Earth System History

Hours: 4
The history of the earth from its origin 4.5 billion years ago to the present, focusing on the processes that influence the physical, climatic and biological environments. Topics include the environmental interpretation of sedimentary rocks, the function of climate, and biological evolution as revealed by the fossil record including the Cambrian origination of multicellular animals, the rise and extinction of the dinosaurs, and fossil record of humans.
Notes: Except for Integrated Science Education majors, this course may be used as a substitute for the INST Natural Foundations (INST 2400’s) requirement.