|Earth History, also known as Historical Geology, is the most advanced
geology course currently offered at Palomar. The scope of the course includes the basics
of stratigraphy (layered rocks), paleontology (fossils) and a detailed look at tectonics.
The second half of the course is a full examination of the earth's history from its origin through the age of dinosaurs and up to the recent ice ages.
Stegosaurus model at Dinosaur National Monument.
You must have completed one of these courses prior to enrolling in Earth History:
GEOL 100: Basic (Physical) Geology
GEOL 110: Geol. Nat. Parks & Monuments
GEOL 125: Geog. & Geol. of California
Geologic column of San Diego (from Calif. Div. Mines & Geol.).
Persons enrolled in the course are eligible to attend the field trip at the end of the semester.
There is an optional lab, GEOL 150L, Earth History Lab that accompanies this course.
Go to Program Offerings or Field Trips.