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Vertebrate Paleontology
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
This course is a survey of vertebrate evolutionary history as recorded in the fossil record. In order to understand the vertebrate fossil record, students study the morphology of vertebrate skeletons in the lab, ...

Anne Carey, Ohio State University-Main Campus
This course provides a basic introduction to the principles and methods of geomorphology by investigating concepts of landscape development; interpretation of materials, processes, types, and evolution of landforms ...

Advanced Stratigraphy
Liz Hajek, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
The stratigraphic record is a rich archive of past landscape, climate, and tectonic conditions and hosts valuable petroleum and water resources. This course is designed to help students develop advanced skills for ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Margaret McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
This course covers the properties, processes, and depositional environments of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Lateral and vertical relationships between rock units and how these can be used to understand geologic ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University
This is a lecture and laboratory course that emphasizes knowledge and skills used in describing, measuring and interpreting the characteristics of sedimentary rocks which preserve a historical record of erosion, ...

Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Survey of paleontology for upper-level departmental majors, earth science education majors, and others. Course combines lecture and lab across invertebrates, plants, and microfossils (vertebrates treated only ...

Lisa Whitenack, Allegheny College
A study of temporal and spatial changes of the Earth's fauna within the context of evolution and geological processes. The first portion of the course will be an introduction to invertebrate and vertebrate ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
EAS 423 is an upper-level course required for majors in Geology and recommended for majors in Environmental Earth Science at our institution. The main topis are recognition and description of sedimentary rocks, ...

Sedimentary Geology GEOL 330
Janis Treworgy, Principia College
The course covers the many aspects of sedimentary rocks – petrography of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes, depositional environments, facies analysis, and principles of stratigraphy. Practical skills are ...

Rene Shroat-Lewis, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
In this course, our primary goal is to understand the fundamental concepts and theoretical framework of paleontology. By the end of this course you should be able to: identify and classify the major groups of ...

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