B.S. Degree in Geosciences {17-18} - Paleontology

Course Code
GEOS 416  Credits
Title Paleontology 
Prerequisite GEOS 102 OR GEOS 115 OR GEOS 116 OR BIOL 111 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the history of life on Earth. Lectures focus on concepts in paleontology including origin of life; evolution; ecology; and use of fossils in the solution of geologic problems. Characteristics of common fossils will be the focus of the laboratory. Two lectures and one one-hour lab per week. One field trip is required; up to two optional field trips possible (fee will be required to cover travel cost of trips).