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The Evolution/Creation Debate part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Online Courses
In this course students are exposed to the modern scientific theories of the earth and life and to the diverse brands of Christian creationism and how they measure up to scientific analysis. Students explore these ...

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is a classic evolution-and-fossils kind of course. Students go through major invertebrate groups, examine and interpret fossils and assemblages. Rather than approach the whole world chronologically, the course ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Courses
Students' abilities to use both geological and biological reasoning are developed, to learn about how the rock and fossil records together characterize the history of interaction between biological and ...

Paleobiology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
A lecture and laboratory course exploring the evolutionary history of invertebrates and vertebrates by studying fossils, evolutionary, and geological concepts.

Evolution of the Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 ...

Paleontology and Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
non-major general science

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
Paleontology is the study of past life. This includes both the organisms themselves and a variety of problems that study of the organisms can solve. During this semester, we will consider the more common fossil ...

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
Students study invertebrate and microscopic animal life, including the morphological trends, phylogenetic characteristics and evolutionary trends in the major invertebrate phyla.

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
This a non-majors undergraduate course for students filling a general education requirement

Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 ...

Principles of Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
Basic anatomy and morphology of common invertebrate fossils, methods of analysis, and applications to geologic dating and environmental reconstruction

GEOL 307--Paleobiology I part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Courses::Courses
Principles of paleobiology; study of organisms important in the marine fossil record; application of paleontology to geologic problems

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