GEL 107 Syllabus

GEL 107 Syllabus - GEL 107 PALEOBIOLOGY (CRN 74636) Summer...

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GEL 107 PALEOBIOLOGY (CRN 74636) Summer Session II, 2009 Syllabus (Version 1.2) INSTRUCTOR: Ji-Yeon Shin OFFICE: 289 Physics/Geology Bldg. EMAIL: jnshin@ucdavis.edu OFFICE HOURS: MWF 12:00-13:00 TEXTBOOK: “Bringing Fossils to Life” By D. Prothero, McGraw Hill. COURSE WWW: Access via My UCDAVIS ( http://my.ucdavis.edu ) Login with your UC Davis username and password LECTURE HOURS: MWF 10:00-11:40, including a 5 min break LECTURE ROOM: HARING 1204 Class synopsis: Paleobiology is the study of organisms that existed in the past, said to form more than 99% of the entire biodiversity that ever existed on Earth. This course introduces the basic ideas of how to study fossils, and also summarizes what we have learned about each major group of organisms, such as trilobites, dinosaurs, and primates. In the first part of the course we will discuss major concepts, ideas, and paleobiological methods. The second part of the course mainly deals with the organismic diversity in Earth history and its functional and ecological implications. Exams and grading:
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course GEL GEL 107 taught by Professor Jishin during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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