The origin and evolution of the planet and life on
earth through the past 4.6 billion years. Includes the study of fossils, rocks, geologic
time, dating methods, evolution by natural selection,
modern and ancient ecosystems, plate tectonics, speciation and mass extinction.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1 or B2), UC (IGETC Area 5A or 5B)