Prehistoric California

Description: Lecture, three hours; laboratory, three hours; field trips. Requisite: Life Sciences 1 or 7B. Recommended: course 100. Survey of history of life as illustrated in fossil record of California. Examination of major groups of organisms from oceans and on land that can be found in fossil record of California. Emphasis on how faunas have changed over time, especially during periods of diversification and extinction. Influence of major events of geologic, climatic, and environmental change on living organisms related to environmental change on human timescales. Emphasis on how scientists collect and evaluate fossil data through understanding of living organisms. Letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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