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Vertebrate Paleontology
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
Survey of Vertebrate Paleontology for geology undergrads and graduate students

Introduction to Paleontology
Jack Farmer, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
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
Dale Springer, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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
Pennilyn Higgins, University of Rochester
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
Sarah Fowell, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Basic anatomy and morphology of common invertebrate fossils, methods of analysis, and applications to geologic dating and environmental reconstruction

GEOL 307--Paleobiology I
Ronald Martin, University of Delaware
From the course catalogue: Recognition, biology and paleobiology of major groups of invertebrates. Use of the fossil record in solving environmental and paleoenvironmental problems. Principles of stratigraphy and ...

Paleobiology
Thomas Olszewski, Texas A & M University
Principles of paleobiology; study of organisms important in the marine fossil record; application of paleontology to geologic problems

Introduction to Paleontology
Judy Massare, SUNY College at Brockport
The course covers major principles of paleontology: recognizing and describing fossil species, biostratigraphy, classification systems, evolution, paleoecology, and functional morphology.

Evolution and Creationism
Katherine Bulinski, Bellarmine University
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
John Taylor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Paleontology
Dan Stephen, Utah Valley State College
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
Karen Koy, Missouri Western State College
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
David Sunderlin, Lafayette College
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
Christopher Hill, Boise State University
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 ...

Historical Geology
Katrin Monecke, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
The main purpose of this class is to understand how the Earth's surface, climate and life have changed over geological time periods and that we are living on an ever changing planet.

Invertrbrate Paleontology
Steve Leslie, James Madison University

Regional Geology Field Trip
Benjamin Dattilo, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
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
Andrew Heckert, Appalachian State University
Two-week trip to visit Triassic field localities in the American Southwest.

GS 150: Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies
Jeff Wilson, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
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 ...

Historical Geology (Earth History 1404)
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...