B.S. Degree in Earth Science Education {17-18} - Taphonomy and Paleoecology

Course Code
GEOS 417  Credits
Title Taphonomy and Paleoecology 
Prerequisite GEOS 102 OR GEOS 115 OR GEOS 116 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will explore the variety of processes that affect the condition and formation of fossils, and the use of this information in the fields of paleontology, paleoecology, and archeology to make interpretations concerning environments and specific processes. Taphonomic processes in both marine and terrestrial environments, and the effects on invertebrate and vertebrate fossils will be addressed. This course will include at least one weekend field trip, and students will be expected to pay a small fee to cover transportation costs.