EESC 7044T Global Catastrophes

22 hours lecture, 45 hours lab

Exploration of Earth dynamism and evolution; case histories of major events that changed the course of earth history such as atmospheric oxygenation, snowball Earth, Cambrian radiation, Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, Central American land-bridge, and anthropogenic catastrophes; several weekend field trips required, including the American Museum of Natural History and beaches of Coney Island and/or Jamaica Bay.

Prerequisites: 9 credits in Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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