2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOL 27540 Paleontology

A general study of fossils, including classification of plants and animals, development and evolution of prehistoric life, paleontological techniques, and use of fossils as time and ecological guides. Lab includes study and identification of the major fossil groups. Emphasis is on invertebrate animals, with a general review of microfossils, plants, and vertebrates. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: GEOL 27212 or permission of instructor. (S)