GEO 102/103 Earth Systems HistoryPathways designation: Scientific World/College Option lab (STEM)
Field trip to Poricy Park, NJ to collect fossils.
GEO 102 Lecture
3 hours; 3 credits
Geologic history of the Earth. Develop an understanding of Earth systems and how they have functioned throughout geologic time to create the planet of today. Application of fundamental principles of stratigraphy to the reconstruction of paleogeographic, ancient sedimentary, and tectonic relationships. The evolution of life is traced from the fossil record. Participation in scheduled field trips is required.
(FSWR) (STEM) NOTE: This course has a material fee.
Prerequisite: ENG 111; (GEO 115 and GEO 116 or GEO 100 and GEO 101); MTH 123
Corequisite: GEO 103
GEO 103 Lab
2 laboratory hours; 1 credit
Classification and identification of major fossil groups. Interpretation of rock record with emphasis on stratigraphic correlation. Major geological features of the United States. (science) (STEM) NOTE: This course has a material fee.
Corequisite: GEO 102
Students who should take this class:
- Considering a major in Earth and Environmental Science (this course is required)
- Considering a minor in Geology (this course is required)
- Planning to major in a STEM subject, e.g. mathematics, computer science, biology