EASC 104:Historical Geology


Historical Geology deals with the events that took place all over the world, throughout time. The syllabus covers the following topics: the structure of the Earth, the origin of the Universe, the origin of the Earth, and origin of the elements; the tempo of Earth history: catastrophic and/or uniformitarian; age of the Earth; time, including the vastness of geologic time, relative dating, radioactivity and isotopic dating; Geological Time Scale; fossils and fossilization; recognition, correlation, and interpretation of strata; origin and evolution of life; changes in sea level and climate; the evolution of continents; the geological record: events in Precambrian, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras.