UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS2333 - Introduction to Fossils

GEOS 2333 Introduction to Fossils (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the study of invertebrate fossils occurring in Cretaceous sedimentary strata in North Texas. Hands on approach to the study of invertebrate macrofossils and microfossils includes learning how to (1) collect fossils at selected outcrops in the field; (2) process fossils (3) illustration of fossils and identification using the available paleontological literature. Lectures and exercises will focus on the invertebrate phyla occurring in selected North Texas Cretaceous outcrops. (3-0) Y