Course Highlights

GS150 Essentials of Geology

A survey of the major topics in geology including minerals, rocks, fossils, erosion, weathering, volcanoes, earthquakes, landforms, plate tectonics, and earth history.

LS375 Vertebrate Paleontology

This course provides an overview of the vertebrate fossil record, focusing on paleontology methods, vertebrate relationships, and paleoecology. Through the duration of this course, students will learn about how vertebrate fossils change through the geologic column, and they will learn about the major groups of extinct and extant vertebrates including dinosaurs.

LS307 Biology of Dinosaurs

A study of dinosaurs including their fossil record, systematics, origins, biology, and behavior. Discussion will focus on controversies related to the proposed evolution of birds from dinosaurs and the reason for dinosaur extinction.