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GEOS 320 - Paleontology

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
A comprehensive examination of the history of life, presented within the context of evolutionary theory with an emphasis on invertebrate organisms. Topics include evolutionary pattern 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 required.
Prerequisites & Notes: Any 200-level geoscience (previously geology) course or consent of instructor. Preferably GEOS 204 (previously GEOL 204).



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