The Biology Department at Carthage offers the following paleontology courses, as well as special courses and study tours during January Term and summer.
BIO 2330 Vertebrate Field Paleontology
This summer course provides students with first-hand experience doing vertebrate paleontology field work in eastern Montana. Students learn about sedimentation, fossils, taphonomy, erosinal and depositional processes, quarrying, making field jackets, collecting stratigraphic and quarry data, microvertebrate site collection, screenwashing, GPS, and other practical tools of the trade.
BIO 3330 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
A study of structural, functional, and phylogenetic relationships among the chordates, particularly the vertebrates.