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