Earth is a dynamic planet and has undergone many changes since its inception, and this will continue well into the future. In this course, students will use geologic principles, such as relative and absolute dating, stratigraphic principles, and plate tectonics to reconstruct and understand the geological history and possible future of Earth and its organisms. The course will include a close look at the geologic time scale and will explore the origins of the Universe, Solar System, as well as Earth's moon, atmosphere, and oceans. This course was previously titled Historical Geology.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6