GEOL-230   Discovery of Prehist of Earth,life,human

This course examines the major discoveries of evidences, over the course of the period A. D. 1400-2000, for the great antiquity of Earth, life and humanity. The laboratory attends to the physical objects which provide these evidences: rocks, fossils, archaeological artifacts. The lectures document major discoveries and their interaction with the history of ideas during this time period. There are two or three required field trips. A Christian perspective on a world of great age is developed. Also satisfies physical world core.