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Invertebrate Paleontology

Course Number: GES 351
Credits: 4
Offered: Alternate Fall Semester
Instructors: Professor Bodenbender

This is the study of the fossil record of the
history of invertebrate life. Topics include changes in diversity during the Phanerozoic, tempo and mode of evolution, functional morphology, systematics, and paleoecology of the major invertebrate phyla. Three hours of lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. One or more weekend field trips will be required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.