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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 300 - Paleobiology


This course surveys the long history of life, as recorded by the fossil record. Students are introduced to the morphology and paleoecology of the major fossil groups (invertebrates and vertebrates) through discussions, labs, and readings. Students also learn the methods used to study the paleobiology and evolution of extinct organisms. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Local field trips. Spring semester. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 165  or permission of the instructor. (4 Credits)