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The Evolution/Creation Debate part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Online Courses
In this course students are exposed to the modern scientific theories of the earth and life and to the diverse brands of Christian creationism and how they measure up to scientific analysis. Students explore these ...

Evolution of the Earth part of Courses
Goals of class: To discuss the past history of Earth and its inhabitants. It examines how the geologic record can be used to reconstruct how we got where we are today, and how it can help us predict the future.

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is a classic evolution-and-fossils kind of course. Students go through major invertebrate groups, examine and interpret fossils and assemblages. Rather than approach the whole world chronologically, the course ...

Paleontology part of Courses
Paleontology is the study of the history of life and ancient environments. Historically, the practice of paleontology has focused on the description and classification of fossil species. This approach has undergone ...

Introduction to Paleontology part of Courses
This is an upper-level undergraduate course that introduces students to modern concepts and methods in Paleobiology using examples from various groups of organisms important in the fossil record. Field trips and ...

Vertebrate Paleontology part of Courses
Survey of Vertebrate Paleontology for geology undergrads and graduate students

Introduction to Paleontology part of Courses
The course presents an overview of the evolution of our biosphere based on the data of the fossil and molecular records. There is an emphasis on the geological and biological factors that appear to have regulated ...

Regional Geology Field Trip part of Courses
Field investigation of selected regions of North America for study of mineralogic, lithologic, stratigraphic, structural, paleontologic, geomorphological, or other geological relationships. Six to fifteen days in ...

Paleontological Field and Museum Methods part of Courses
Two-week trip to visit Triassic field localities in the American Southwest.

GS 150: Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies part of Courses
This course has the general goal of providing an introduction to scientific reasoning – how our hypotheses about the natural world are formed, accepted, modified, and rejected – using examples from the history ...

Biodiversity Through Time part of Courses
Biodiversity Through Time is introduction to the study of fossil invertebrates with emphasis on preservation, taphonomy, diversity trajectories through geologic time, evolutionary mechanisms, extinction, ...

Historical Geology part of Courses
The main purpose of this class is to understand how the Earth's surface, climate and life have changed over geological time periods and that we are living on an ever changing planet.

Geobiology part of Courses
Geobiology introduces the basic principles used in the study of paleontology (study of the fossil record) and illustrates how this science is applied to problems in the geological and biological sciences (e.g., ...

Paleontology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments part of Courses
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students will use paleontology and sedimentology to interpret ancient environments and the ecosystems they supported. Students will begin with a review of aspects of ...

Dinosaurs part of Courses
Dinosaur paleontology incorporates concepts from geology and biology and integrates aspects of chemistry, physics and mathematics to explain and understand these magnificent animals, the environments in which they ...

Digging Dinosaurs part of Courses
"Digging Dinosaurs" is an approximately one hour long class for children (generally grades K-5, but could be adapted and used for older kids as well). The course focuses on the process of ...

Understanding Science 101 part of Courses
Understanding Science is a freely accessible web-based resurce that provides a new approach for teaching the nature and process of science.

Marine Invertebrate Paleontology part of Courses
Introductory upper level undergraduate course in marine invertebrate paleo.

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