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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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SCIN 205 - FIELD EXPERIENCES
The descriptions and topics ofthis course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor—to—instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. General description: in this course, students will take guided field trips to sites of scientific interest. Examples include: Cretaceous Paleontology of NJ; Triassic & lurassic Paleontology of the Connecticut Valley; Glacial Landscapes; Paleozoic Marine Paleontology. CRETACEOUS PALEONTOLOGY: We will take two trips in this class, to paleontological field sites in Cretaceous aged rocks of New Jersey: Poricy Brook and Big Brook in Monmouth County, where we will explore for and collect marine fossils; and the Rowan Fossil Park (aka Inversand Fossil Pit) in Gloucester County, where we will collect marginal marine and terrestrial fossils (perhaps including dinosaur remains). The focus of this trip will be paleoecology and paleontological field techniques. TRIASSIC & JURASSlC PALEONTOLOGY: We will take one (long) field trip to the Connecticut Valley. Our first location is Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill, CT), where we will explore an in situ Early Jurassic dinosaur tracksite. The second stop will be the Natural History Museum at Amherst College, which houses the world's largest (and scientifically most important) collection of dinosaur footprints. The focus of this trip will be taxonomy, principles of zoological nomenclature, and ascertaining behavior and ecology of dinosaurs from their footprints.
0.000 TO 0.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 0.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Fieldwork, Hybrid, Lecture, Seminar

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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

Corequisites:
GEOL 328

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