Academic Catalog

GEOE416 MICROPALEONTOLOGY

Course Code: 5640416
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SEVN ALTINER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Value of micropaleontologic studies in geologic exploration. Sampling and sample preparation techniques. Microfossil groups including foraminifera, nannoplanktons, calpionellids and radiolaria. Microfossils as chronometers of the Phanerozoic and as paleoenvironmental and paleogeographic indicators. Stratigraphic section analysis by using micropaleontologic data.