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BIOL 110 Biology of Jurassic Park (CORE—Scientific Thought/Laboratory Course)

(4 credits/3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours) 

Even though they are extinct, dinosaurs can serve as models to understand many biological principles, including patterns of biodiversity, evolution, extinction, community ecology, homeostasis and behavior. To understand these principles, we will answer questions such as: How many species of dinosaurs were there? Are birds really dinosaurs? Did dinosaurs show parental care? Were dinosaurs “warm-blooded” or “cold-blooded?”