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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENV 103 - The Age of Dinosaurs


Introduces the student to the dominant life forms of the Mesozoic era, which extended from about 240 million years to 65 million years before the present. The unifying themes used throughout the course are concerned with the evolution diversification, and classification of the dinosauria, the most familiar, successful, yet least understood terrestrial vertebrates of all time. By examining the geological and ecological setting of the Mesozoic in conjunction with the fossilized remains, the student should gain insight into the nature of these enigmatic animals. The dinosaur studies at both the professional and popular levels will also be examined, through discussion of some of the controversies surrounding dinosaur classification, extinction, physiology and behavior.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.

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