UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Course: GEOL 325. The World of the Dinosaurs (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course is a study of dinosaurs and the world in which they lived from the time of their first appearance to their extinction. The evolutionary patterns exhibited by dinosaurs are explored via an examination of their spatial and temporal distribution through time, considering connections to the evolving Mesozoic world’s paleogeography, paleoclimate, and paleo-environment as interpreted from the rock record. Topics include Dinosaur origin, anatomy, reproduction, diets, diversity, and classification, as well as a survey of other vertebrate animals that lived at the same time. Hypotheses for dinosaur extinction are compared and contrasted. (Available for General Education, B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning.)

Spring-2021 - Schedule of Classes

GEOL 325

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Fall-2020 - Schedule of Classes

GEOL 325

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