EESC 7044T Global Catastrophes
22½ hours lecture, 45 hours lab; 3 credits
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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