Geol 212 (Historical Geology) Outcomes Assessment
|Course Outcomes||Objectives (SWABAT)|
|1. Understand early evolution of Earth and how it came to support life.||
1.1 Compare and contrast evolution of Earth, Mars and Venus.
1.2 Draw annotated diagram of Carbon Cycle.
|2. Understand how plate tectonics has influenced continental evolution and deposition.||
2.1 Place plate position maps in chronological order.
2.2 Describe origins of major mountain ranges.
2.3 Describe the geologic and climatic conditions that fostered conspicuous depositional patterns in North America.
|3. Understand past and present climate patterns.||
3.1 Draw recent global climate bands on a map.
3.2 Draw general ocean circulation patterns on a map.
3.3 Predict circulation and climate patterns on ancient plate configurations.
|4. Understand how the geologic record can be used to interpret Earth history.||
4.1 Solve sequence of events diagrams.
4.2 Interpret geologic events from stratigraphic columns.
4.3 Draw the geologic timescale.
|5. Understand major patterns in evolution of life.||5.1 Label a geologic timescale with major extinctions and dominant land and marine faunas.|