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EESC 7044T Global Catastrophes

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 644.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

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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