Oct 17, 2021
GEOL 320 - Paleontology
Second Semester. A comprehensive examination of the history of
life, presented within the context of evolutionary theory and with an
emphasis on invertebrate organisms. Topics include evolutionary
patterns and process, taphonomy, functional morphology, paleoecology,
biostratigraphy, biogeography, and extinction. Laboratory exercises
explore the morphology and systematics of the major invertebrate fossil
groups and the use of paleontological data in solving paleoecologic and
geologic problems. Weekend field trip and term paper required.
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Any 200-level geology course or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Limit: 18.
Credits: 4 hours
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