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Invertebrate Paleontology 353 part of 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 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, ...

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 ...

Paleontology and Stratigraphy part of Courses
Upper-level undergraduate paleontology course that also covers a significant amount of stratigraphy

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 ...



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