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    Salem State University
  Oct 17, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

GLS 171H Honors Evolving Earth

4 Credit(s) DII SR SRL
This course exposes students to scientific inquiry through an exploration of the fascinating and ever-changing evolution of Earth and its inhabitants.  The scientific methods and analytical skills used to interpret the history of our planet will be practiced in class and lab through the use of interactive exercises and assignments that utilize geological resources such as real-world data, state of the art analytical equipment, and internet resources. Students will be given the opportunity for independent research of past geologic events, class presentations, and the chance to learn from one another. In laboratory, students will work with ancient rocks and fossils and geological maps to uncover the past. One weekend field trip required. Three lecture hours and two hours of laboratory per week.  Open only to Honors students. Not open to students who have received credit for GLS 102 Prerequisite: Honors Program.