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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GES 1842 - Dinosaurs: Then and Now (3)

When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Integrative Learning Experience (Theme: “How We Know What We Know About the Past: Method, Evidence, Knowledge”)
Perhaps no fossil animals are more familiar than the so-called “terrible lizards,” the dinosaurs. Paleontology is, by definition, a blend of geology and biology, and this course will examine dinosaurs through both disciplinary lenses, as well as considering the history of dinosaur science and the prevalence of dinosaurs in popular culture. This class will survey all aspects of dinosaur paleontology, considering them as fossil organisms and examining their geological, temporal, and current and paleogeographic distribution.