**Historical Geology
**Historical Geology deals with the history of the earth, fossils,
ancient environments,

paleontology, sedimentology and stratigraphy. 4 units total: 3 units lecture, 1 unit lab.

Prerequisite: The course is open to all students who are interested and

who have completed either Geology 1 and 1lab

**Course Fundamentals to Learn:** **
Course
Outline**

**To meet course requirements, complete the following:**

**A.
Lecture **

**Read at least one Historical Geology textbook**

textbook to be authorized by the professor

see Course Outline above for concepts to focus on**Lecture Exams**- Practice
Exam 1
- Practice Half-Life sets
- Discover the History of Life (UC Berkeley)
- Geological Time Machine (UC Berkeley)
- Mystery Fossils

- Practice Exam 2
- Practice Exam 3

- Practice
Exam 1

**B. Lab**

**Complete all lab exercises in a published Historical Geology lab manual**

Lab manual to be authorized by the professor**Lab Practical Exam on basic fossil specimen identification**

- Half-Life Equation info
- Calculating the Radiometric Ages of USGS samples
- Half-Life Practice Set 1
- Half-Life Practice Set 2
- Half-Life Practice Set 3
- Half-Life Practice Set 4
- Half-Life Practice Set 5
- Half-Life Practice Set 6
- Half-Life Practice Set 7
- Half-Life Practice Set 8
- Half-Life Practice Set 9
- Half-Life Practice Set 10
- Half-Life Practice Set 11
- Half-Life Practice Set 12
- Half-Life Practice Set 13
- Half-Life Practice Set 14
- Half-Life Practice Set 15