University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Earth Science Level 2

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Short Description
    An introduction to micropalaeontology including the recognition, interpretation and geological applications of a variety of microfossil groups

    Course Aims
    To provide an introduction to micropalaeontology and the recognition, interpretation and geological applications of a variety of microfossil groups.
    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
    At the end of this course, students should be able:
    1. To describe the morphology and biology of organisms commonly found as microfossils.
    2. To explain the role of microfossils in palaeoenvironmental interpretation.
    3. To explain the role of micropalaeontology in biostratigraphy and hydrocarbon exploration geology.
    4. To describe the origins, evolution, and distribution of the plankton, with emphasis on microfossil groups.
    5. To summarise the role of micropalaeontology in the exploration of ocean basins.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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