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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, ...

History of Life on Earth: Global Change in the Biosphere
Bill Ausich, Ohio State University-Main Campus
This a non-majors undergraduate course for students filling a general education requirement

Paleontology
David Kendrick, Hobart William Smith Colleges
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Biodiversity Through Time
David Goodwin, Denison University
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
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University
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
James Klaus, University of Miami
Upper-level undergraduate paleontology course that also covers a significant amount of stratigraphy

The Earth's Climate System
Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Invertebrate Paleontology
Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University

Historical Geology
Maria Kelly, Edmonds Community College

Introduction to Geology
Sheila Roberts, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
The earth; physical and historical geology; including economic, social and environmental aspects. Not open to geology majors and minors. Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 1000, GEOL 1010, GEOL 1040. ...