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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
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GEOS 104 - Catastrophes and Extinctions

(3 S.H.)

Over 99% of the animal species that once inhabited the Earth are now extinct. Remarkably, most of these extinctions have been associated through time with significant geologic events that are considered by many to be catastrophic. In this course, students will explore the major extinctions that have taken place through geologic history. These include the extinction of numerous marine invertebrate species, the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, the extinction of large mammals during the last ice age, and many others. Weekend (overnight) field trip required. Meets GOAL 3. Includes laboratory simulations and/or field experiences. Grade only. Offered with sufficient demand.

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