Through a variety of readings, in-class discussion, and writing assignments that culminate in a major research project, students increase their ability to develop effective oral and written arguments and become familiar with concepts and practices of information literacy. The course topic focuses on dinosaurs, and students gain an understanding of the history, perception, and practice of paleontology. Students learn about evolutionary relationships over geologic timescales, and the intersection between geological and biological sciences. Affiliate department: Geology.
Prerequisites: SSI2 enrollment requires completion of SSI1 seminar