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Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Catalog description: GEOL 300 Paleontology. 2 hours. The fossil record of life on Earth. History, taxonomy, patterns of development and ancient communities. Laboratory emphasizes fossil identification, ...

Paleobiology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
This course is a blend of Earth History and Paleontology. It is designed as a second course (after Intro) in Geology.

Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
The geologic history of the Earth and its inhabitants as revealed by fossil record with emphasis on North America.

Geobiology and the History of Life part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Principles of paleontology as applied to problems in geology and biology; a wide spectrum of fossil organisms will be covered in the course with an emphasis on invertebrate animals. Consideration is given to ...

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Covers general principles of paleontology; selected key events in the history of life on Earth; major groups of fossil invertebrate animals. A weekly two-hour lab, two Saturday field trips, and an independent ...

Invertebrate Paleontology 353 part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
A 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory introduction to invertebrate paleontology. It is taught every other year. I use Prothero's Bringing Fossils to Life text and have no lab manual.

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology: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 ...

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

Introduction to Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology: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 ...

Introduction to Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology: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 ...

Principles of Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of paleontology - the study of fossil organisms in the geological record. Topics to be covered include: Taphonomy and the processes of fossilization; ...

Paleobiology and Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Basic anatomy and morphology of common invertebrate fossils, methods of analysis, and applications to geologic dating and environmental reconstruction

Paleobiology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Principles of paleobiology; study of organisms important in the marine fossil record; application of paleontology to geologic problems

Introduction to Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
The course covers major principles of paleontology: recognizing and describing fossil species, biostratigraphy, classification systems, evolution, paleoecology, and functional morphology.

Evolution and Creationism part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Creation stories are a central tenant to many of the world's religious traditions and help us to understand our place in the universe. At the same time, scientific evidence demonstrates how earth and the ...

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Focuses on systematics of the major groups of past life represented in the fossil record; includes taxonomy, biogeography, and phylogeny. Explores the utility of fossils in paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and ...

Introduction to Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
A review of major principles and techniques in paleontology including but not limited to evolutionary relationships and processes, systematics, community analysis, and comparative anatomy of living organisms and ...

Paleobiology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
An organismal and systems approach to the study of the marine and terrestrial fossil record. The course will focus on diversification and extinction of biotas in the context of the environmental history of Earth. ...

Quaternary Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
This is a required course for the undergraduate degree in geoarchaeology. Most of the students that take the course are majors in anthropology, biology, and geology. The course provides an overview of Pleistocene ...



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