Palaeontology 2

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Course Code: 
GLO 1201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course deals with fossils, taxonomy, the geologic time-scale and the use of fossils in dating and in the generation of petroleum. 

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Use fossils to date or give an age to the different rock strata.
  • Explain the role of fossils in the sub-division of the geological time-scale.
  • Apply the knowledge of modern living organisms to interpret paleoenvironments.
  • Describe fossils as a record of past life and as evidence to the theory of evolution.
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