BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Life of the Past

GEOL 103


$ 549.00

Instructor: Scott Myers Ritter PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Cultural focus on historical geology for non-science majors; fossils.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Earth History
  2. Rocks and Minerals: Building Blocks of the Rock Archive
  3. The Sedimentary Archive
  4. The Fossil Record: Its Nature and Uses
  5. The Fossil Record: The Species Concept and Organic Evolution
  6. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
  7. The Precambrian: The First Four Billion Years
  8. Early Paleozoic Events
  9. Late Paleozoic Events
  10. Life of the Paleozoic
  11. The Mesozoic Era
  12. The Mesozoic Biosphere
  13. The Cenozoic Era and Ice Ages
  14. Cenozoic Life
  15. Human Organisms

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Partially satisfies the Brigham Young University core Physical Science requirement.