This course covers, first and foremost, the coupling of surface and crustal processes on Earth. More specifically, the course examines: (i) the genetic classification of ancient and modern sedimentary basins; (ii) the relationships between supercontinent cycles and mechanisms of basin generation and destruction; and (iii) the secular evolution of sedimentary basins through geological time. Current topics may also be considered. PREREQ: GEOL 3217EL or equivalent from other universities. (lec/sem/cst 3) cr 3.