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BISC 6211 : Biogeography/Coevolution
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
History of Life
History of Life
Fall 2017
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GEOL 2151 - History of Life
BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126; or permission of the instructor


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GEOL 2151 - History of Life
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Overview of life through time; the origin of life, evolution of major groups of organisms, and important methodologies used in paleontology.
1. Recognize major clades of organisms, extinct and extant 2. Understand the origin and early evolution of Earth 3. Understand the conditions of the origin of life on Earth 4. Develop an appreciation for and understanding of the continuous change the Earth has experienced through its long history, including alterations in its atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere 5. Understand that the evolution of the earth and the evolution of life on earth are closely intertwined 6. Have a knowledge of the pattern of evolution of life on earth 7. Understand that both extinction and origination of species occur continually through time, and that 99.9% of all organisms that ever lived are now extinct 8. Gain an understanding of and appreciation for of some of the methodology and techniques used by paleontologists to unravel the history of life

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