GEOL 525. Geobiology: The Coevolution of Life and Rocks. 3 Hours N.

This course is an exploration of the parallel evolution of life and the Earth. In the almost 4 billion years since life first appeared, biological processes have been influencing and been influenced by physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and inside the Earth. Microbial processes helped form fossils, reefs, and the oxygen we all breathe; the traces microbes leave behind in the rock record inform our understanding of how life originated and evolved on Earth, what environmental changes triggered the Big Five mass extinctions, and guide NASA's exploration of the solar system. Prerequisite: BIOL 152 and GEOL 101. LEC.

Bachelor of Science in Geology

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...9 credit hours. Life GEOL 316 Geochemistry GEOL 521 Paleontology GEOL 525 Geobiology: The Coevolution...

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

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...Oceanography 3 GEOL 302 Oceanography 4 GEOL 351 Environmental Geology 3 GEOL 525 Geobiology: The...

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

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...Code Title Hours GEOL 101 & GEOL 103 The...524, or C&PE 525. The cumulative GPA...