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Fall 2021
Sep 30,2022
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GEOL 328L - PALEONTOLOGY, PALEOECOLOGY & PALEOENVIRONMENTS LAB
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students use paleontology and sedimentology to interpret ancient environments and the ecosystems they supported. Students begin with a brief review ofaspects of geology required for paleontological studies: geologic time, plate tectonics, and sedimentary rocks and their depositional environments. There is also a review of evolutionary theory and ecological and paleoecological principles. Following this, the course is split into two sections. First, there is an overview of the major depositional environments, the typical fossil organisms that are found preserved in them, the processes offossilization, and how the ecosystems ofparticular environments have changed through time. This is followed by a survey ofthe history poflife, with case studies in which we examine several important fossiliferous units in both marine and terrestrial settings, and use paleontological (biological) and sedimentological (geological) data to reconstruct the paleoecology and ancient physical environment. Lab sessions include fossil identification and analysis and several field visits to sites in New Iersey and Pennsylvania. This course fulfills the upper-level Geology requirement for the Environmental Science major, and is a core (required) course for the Earth Science minor. It may also be used as an elective in the Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability (Earth Science track) majors and the Environmental Science minor. lt counts towards the Earth Science teaching certificate. The (required) Lecture section is a Writing Intensive course. This course is cross—listed (GEOL 328L / BIOL 328L).
0.000 TO 1.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Chemistry Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Corequisites:
GEOL 328

Prerequisites:
FOR GEOL/BIOL 328

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: GEOL 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: GEOL 105
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: GEOL 106
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: GEOL 106L
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: BIOL 356
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: BIOL 221
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ENSC 210
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ENSC 220
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: ENSC 220L
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ENST 234
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ENSC 230
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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