Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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GEOL 151 - Dinosaurs: Museum Field Trips in Geology

Credits: 1
Students learn about dinosaur biology, behavior, and the reasons behind their extinction. Students examine fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals during classroom discussions and students are guided through dinosaur exhibits at museums in the Puget Sound region. Students are responsible for any museum entry fees and transportation to and from museums. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $5.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe fossil samples, and use these observations to make and support interpretations linked to information presented in the class.
  2. Illustrate a scientific understanding of the methods used to reconstruct fossils animals and their environments.
  3. Develop skills to work effectively with peers in finding solutions to paleontological problems posed on field trips.

Program Outcomes
  1. Produce written interpretations of earth science materials. 
  2. Make geological inferences from newly presented materials.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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