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Course Catalog

Introduction to Paleontology

This course focuses on the fossil record from a geological perspective. A major component of the course involves learning how to use the distribution of fossils to correlate rock units. Other topics include identification of major fossil groups, the preservation of fossils, and the relationship between fossil organisms and their environments. Prerequisite: GEOL 105. Recommended: GEOL 275.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0