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2022 Spring Block 5
GEO 317/Course/A - Quantitative Paleobiology | Credits 1.00

GEO 317 explores the union of life science and Earth science in the study of fossils. Topics include ecological structure and succession; habitats and niches; trophic relationships; environmental gradients; form and function; growth and development; morphometrics; macroevolution; phylogenetics and cladistics; biodiversity and taxonomic turnover; time series analysis; time binning methods; and field sampling and data collection. Students learn to collect information on fossils and then analyze numerical data using univariate and multivariate statistical methods with common programming languages like R (but no prior experience with statistics or computer science is required). Alternate years.

Students must meet one of the following prerequisites: (1) GEO 130 and sophomore standing; (2) BIO 141, BIO 142, and sophomore standing; (3) GEO 326; or (4) Permission of Instructor.

(Laboratory Science) (Quantitative Reasoning Intensive)

Registration Type Traditional
Fees N/A
Instructors Drew Muscente - He
Duration 1/10/2022 - 2/2/2022
Schedule ONLINE  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM;  Cornell College, , Room
Prerequisites ( GEO 130 / Course <can be taken concurrently> or ( BIO 141 / Course <can be taken concurrently> and BIO 142 / Course <can be taken concurrently> ) or GEO 326 / Course <can be taken concurrently> )
Corequisites N/A
Credit Types Audit Credit
Class 25 Seats | 20 Remaining

Primary population and other student populations allowed to register for this course:
 Primary Population# Others Allowed# Others Registered
Campus  Cornell College250
Program  Undergraduate250
Department  Geology255