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History of Earth, intermediate level

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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