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

The Evolution/Creation Debate part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
Students' abilities to use both geological and biological reasoning are developed, to learn about how the rock and fossil records together characterize the history of interaction between biological and ...

Earth History and the Fossil Record part of Courses
This course is an overview of the history of the Earth with emphasis on how we know this history. Lectures focus on major events in Earth history and labs develop skills in observation and techniques used to ...

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 ...

History of Life on Earth: Global Change in the Biosphere part of Courses
This a non-majors undergraduate course for students filling a general education requirement

Paleontology part of Courses
This course provides an overview of the kinds of questions we ask using the fossil record and the types of data and methods we apply to these questions. We examine the fossil record from biological and geological ...

Paleontology part of Courses
Paleontology is the study of past life. This includes both the organisms themselves and a variety of problems that study of the organisms can solve. During this semester, we will consider the more common fossil ...

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Courses
Students study invertebrate and microscopic animal life, including the morphological trends, phylogenetic characteristics and evolutionary trends in the major invertebrate phyla.

Paleontology and Stratigraphy part of Courses
This course introduces the major groups of modern and fossil invertebrates and the fundamental concepts of stratigraphy. Students will develop and employ a variety of field and laboratory skills while investigating ...

Principles of Paleontology part of Courses
Morphology, phylogeny, temporal distribution, and paleoecology of fossils, with emphasis on applying invertebrates to the recognition of ancient environments and environmental change through geologic time. ...

Darwin & Dinosaurs part of Courses
non-major general science

Paleobiology part of Courses
A lecture and laboratory course exploring the evolutionary history of invertebrates and vertebrates by studying fossils, evolutionary, and geological concepts.

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.

Paleontology, AGLY 311 part of Courses
Paleontology, AGLY 311, surveys all aspects of life on Earth. We will discuss fossils of single-celled organisms, invertebrate and vertebrate animals, microscopic organisms, simple plants, and advanced plants, as ...

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.

Paleontology part of Courses
Catalog Description: The life of the geologic past, including the application of the study of fossils to evolution processes, paleoecology, and biostratigraphy. Laboratories will emphasize invertebrates including ...

Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleoecology part of Courses
A study of the major groups of fossil invertebrates including their phylogenetic relationships, paleoecology, and importance for geologic-biostratigraphic problem-solving. Special topics include speciation, ...

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