GEO 152 Historical Geology (3 credits)

A detailed study of the physical, chemical, and biological evolution of Earth utilizing concepts and principles introduced in Physical Geology. Stratigraphic and tectonic principles are utilized in the interpretation of geologic history with emphasis on regional geologic history. Both lecture and laboratory will include fossil identification, geologic mapping, microscopic analysis of rocks and fossils, and fieldtrips using geologic field techniques. GEO 152 consists of three one-hour lectures or equivalent per week. Prerequisites: GEO 151 and GEO 151L.