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Earth Evolution and Global Change

Geological Sciences 200—Winter Quarter 2017

Lecture: TWTh 11:00-11:50 a.m. in SCI II 207
Lab: W or Th 2:00-5:50 p.m. in SCI II 207
Lecture Text: Evolution of the Earth, 8th Edition by D.R. Prothero and R.H. Dott, Jr.
Lab Manual: GEOL 200 Lab Manual by J. Lee

Instructor: Professor Jeff Lee
Office: SCI II 223A
email:; Telephone: 963-2801
Office hours: 9-10 am T, W, & Th , or by appointment

Lab Teaching Assistants:
Andrew Hoxey; office SCI II 219; email:; office hours TBA.
Logan Wetherell; office SCI II 217; email:; office hours TBA.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to examine the history of our planet. The first third of the course will focus on the historical foundations of geology, various ways that time is recorded in the geologic record, and the scientific method. The middle third of the course will center on the development of plate tectonic theory. The final third of the course will focus on the history of the Phanerozoic, particularly the tectonic evolution of continents and oceans.

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