Olivet Nazarene University
The Unknown Fossil Report part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students each receive a fossil of unknown identity. They describe the specimen in as much detail as possible. They interpret as much information as they can from the specimen.
Oral Presentation of a Fossil Group part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students present a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation on a fossil group of their interest. Illustrations and handouts are required.
Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
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, paleoenvironmental and paleoecological interpretation, and biostratigraphic correlation. Field trip. Prerequisite: GEOL 105, 121, or 140 or BIOL 201 or 125. Block course-three lecture periods and one laboratory period per week. Offered in alternate years.