Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

GEOL 209: Chronostratigraphy and Invertebrate Paleontology


(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: GEOL 101  or GEOL 103 , or BIOL 195 .
This course surveys the long history of life, as recorded by the fossil record. A comprehensive examination of invertebrate fossils throughout geologic time emphasizes study of fossils and their identification, biology, evolutionary history, and use in geology. One field trip. Laboratory emphasizes invertebrate fossil identification, functional morphology, preservation, and geochronologic utility. Offered in alternate years. Laboratory emphasizes fossil identification, morphology, and functional morphology, and geochronologic exercises using fossils and other geologic data. Offered in alternate years. Marshall.