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Invertebrate Paleontology

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Melissa Lobegeier

Middle Tennessee State University
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate


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Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Paleontology
Course Type: Upper Level:Paleontology
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Course Context:

This is an upper-division required paleontology course with prerequisites of introductory earth science and historical geology.

Course Goals:

How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

I will not continue to follow the standard lecture and lab but will break work up over the 5 hours of class time that we have. Invertebrate phyla have been matched with content areas and the activities and lab questions related to that phylum will be tailored around the content area. The content areas assist in meeting either goals 1 and 2 or both. Case studies using different phyla are introduced throughout the semester and relate to goal 3. Whether students have met the goals will be assessed in a variety of ways including activities, worksheets, quizzes and exams.

Skills Goals


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