Hands-on examination of vertebrate fossils -- especially dinosaurs. For nonscience majors. Field trips.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Summer
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 100
Course Outcomes

Relationship between Science & Religion

Be able participate in meaningful discussions on the relationships of science and religion.

Deep Time, Diversity of Life, Plate Tectonics

Confidently explain the relationships between deep time, the diversity of life, and plate tectonics.

How Science Works

Be able to explain how science works via examples from geology and paleontology.

Awe & Wonder

Have an infectious sense of awe and wonder for today's biotic and abiotic realms as part of an ever-changing Earth.

Genealogy of the Dinosauria

Using cladistic methods be able to explain the basic phylogenetic relationships within Dinosauria, including birds.