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History of Earth, intermediate level

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Michelle Markley

Mount Holyoke College
Private four-year institution, primarily undergraduate

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Historical Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Course Goals Only
Course Type: Entry Level:Historical Geology
Topics: Time/Earth History
Course Size:

less than 15

Course Context:

This is an intermediate level course with a lab. It is primarily designed for geology majors, but any student can take it.

Course Goals:

--Synthesize observations on different time scales and from different types of data.
--Evaluate, compare, and formulate theories about the causes of major earth history events.
--Evaluate and compare theories about the linkages between earth systems and processes in the context of deep time.
--Design tests of earth science theories based on:
--collection of new data from the rock record, and
--design of somple analytical models.

Skills Goals

discussion, debate, analytical models.

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