GO 300 Introduction to Dinosaurs
S1T 2010 DLA
M.A. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KansasB.S. Organismal Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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January 11, 2010 thru March 7, 2010
Author: by Anthony J. Martin
Title: Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated; 1 edition (July 1, 2001)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment (20% of course grade):
Write a term paper in MLA or APA format. The paper should be at least 10 pages in length excluding figures and literature cited. A well-defined introduction, body, and conclusions should be apparent. Information covered in the paper should include the following issues with dinosaurs:
1. Classify Dinosaurs and explain the complications of classifying them (CLO #1).
2. Paleoecology and life habits of a specific dinosaur group (CLO #2).3. Evaluate the functional morphology problems associated with at least two dinosaur groups (CLO #4).
4. Describe how dinosaur fossils are found in other countries and how this complicates classification and paleoecology studies. (CLO#1, 2)
5. Personal opinion of items 1-3 above (CLO#1, 2, 3)
Link to Class RubricGrading:
Total Points for Term: 1000
EXAM 1 10 %
PAPER 20 %
EXAM 2 10 % HW
1 5 %
EXAM 3 10 % HW
2 5 %
FINAL 20 %
Discussion 20 %
A: 900 - 1000
points 90% - 100%
B: 800 - 899
points 80% - 89.9%
C: 700 - 799
points 70% - 79.9%
D: 600 - 699
points 60% - 69.9%
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