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Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Temple University
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
Steve Hageman, Appalachian State University
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
Joann Hochstein, College of Central Florida
non-major general science

Paleobiology
Deborah Anderson, Saint Norbert College
A lecture and laboratory course exploring the evolutionary history of invertebrates and vertebrates by studying fossils, evolutionary, and geological concepts.

Evolution of the Earth
Kathryn Hoppe, Green River Community College
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
Ralph Willoughby, University of South Carolina-Columbia
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
Molly Ward, Museum of the Rockies
"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
Judith Scotchmoor, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Understanding Science is a freely accessible web-based resurce that provides a new approach for teaching the nature and process of science.

Paleontology
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College;
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
allen curran, Smith College
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, ...

Geology 137 Invertebrate Paleontology
Bret Bennington, Hofstra University
Course is an introductory survey of Paleontology for undergraduate geology majors. Although the title is Invertebrate Paleontology, I tend to expand the coverage of the course to include some material on ...

Invertebrate Paleontology
Diana Boyer, SUNY College at Oswego
This course is a required upper level course designed to expose students to fundamental theories and methods of paleontology including taxonomy, taphonomy, and paleoecology.

Marine Invertebrate Paleontology
Joel Thompson, Eckerd College
Introductory upper level undergraduate course in marine invertebrate paleo.

Paleontology
Max Reams, Olivet Nazarene University
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
Clint Cowan, Carleton College
This course is a blend of Earth History and Paleontology. It is designed as a second course (after Intro) in Geology.

Historical Geology
Elizabeth Heise, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
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
Leif Tapanila, University of Utah
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
Peg Yacobucci, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
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
Ann Holmes, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
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
Rowan Lockwood, College of William and Mary
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 ...