Description: This is an introductory course
focusing on Mesozoic Earth, the era preceding our current era, the Cenozoic. We will use
an easy-to-relate topic (dinosaurs) to learn about the scientific process and how we know
what we know in paleontology and evolutionary biology. The range of topics to be
covered includes a brief history of paleontology; the geologic timescale; the tree of life;
fossil vertebrate diversity; the major lineages of dinosaurs; the first mammals and the
K-Pg mass extinction event.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive no credit for INTEGBI 33 after completing INTEGBI N33, or INTEGBI S33.