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Courses - Fall 2023
Geology Department Site
Dinosaurs: A Natural History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Dinosaurs, their evolution, and our understanding of their fossil record. Students will examine the geologic record and the tools used by paleontologists to determine: geologic ages and ancient environments; evolutionary history and extinctions; dinosaurian biology and behavior; and their survival as birds. Mechanisms of global change ranging from plate tectonics to asteroid impact will be discussed.