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    Western Michigan University
  Oct 19, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 2000 - Evolution of Life - A Geological Perspective

The geologic attributes of our planet have shaped the course of biological evolution across four billion years of Earth’s history. This course surveys the major events and mechanisms of that history, focusing on the origins of our planet and its life, self-organization and complexity, bacteria in extreme environments, the rise of animals and plants, the colonization of land, mass extinctions, planetary change over time and the possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos. Three lectures and a two-hour laboratory period per week.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area VI: Natural Science with Laboratory.
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 2)
When Offered: Fall

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