GE 125 Planet Earth II (Spring 1999:3 credits) Corequisite: GE 126

The story of Earth's 4600-million year evolution ranges from the ocean's abyss to the highest mountain crest. Explore the growth of continents and ocean basins through time, plate tectonic movements expressed in earthquakes, volcanoes and formation of mountains, the assembly and breakup of supercontinets and their effect on climate and life, formation and melting of continental glaciers and impacts on life including humans. Personal, ecological, religious, and educational questions among geology, biblical theology, spirituality, and “creation-science” will be explored.

Two hours of lecture and one two-hour AT laboratory per week.

James W. Skehan, S.J.