UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

GEOS5341 - Paleo Earth Systems

GEOS 5341 Paleo Earth Systems (3 semester credit hours) The Earth is a complex dynamic system and Earth history constitutes a mix of uniformitarian processes against the background of plate tectonics, which drives long-and short term cycles of paleogeography, tectonism, magmatism, sea-level and climate changes, and biologic evolution. This class discusses these cycles and provides the student with a series of predictive, time-based geologic models for Phanerozoic (post-Precambrian) stratigraphic sequences. (3-0) Y