About This Course


100-level geology, biology or natural history course recommended or consent of instructor.


Section #9500 | 3 credit hours
Days/Times: Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Location: Geological Sciences Building Room 5051
COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inquiry credit



The course will address the evolutionary history of reef ecosystems through geologic time inclusive of reef composition and global distribution, modern reef development, conservation and management practices, and the persistence of the reef ecosystem through climate change scenarios.

Lecture, in-class small group exercises, class discussions, videos, fossil samples, identification keys, and data from targeted websites and journal readings will comprise our course meetings.