A study of temporal and spatial changes of the Earth's fauna within the context of evolution and geological processes. Our study focuses on analysis and use of paleontological data in evolution, systematics, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, geology, and extinction. Laboratory: one period plus field trips. Prerequisites: BIO*220 and FSBIO*201, or GEO*120 and FSGEO*201. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.