The Paleontology Course for Biological Sciences gives a wide spectrum of the paleontological sciences to the student. The course covers the use of fossils as clocks of the geological time; discusses the processes of fossilization and depositional environments where they occur; life mode of the main invertebrates and vertebrates; and the main evolutionary trends in the Phanerozoic.
The course aims to present to the student a full view of the processes that occur in order to fossil be preserved. The themes cover all the geological time, from Precambrian to Phanerozoic, focusing in the invertebrate fossil record and their paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphic significance.
The Advanced Stratigraphy Course aims to present to the student, criteria of subdivision, classification and interpretation of sedimentary sequences in several scales of analyses (outcrop to subsurface). The course also provides the necessary elements for practical use of the techniques of sequence stratigraphy and introduces the concepts in the light of: (I) the Brazilian Mesozoic rift basins; (II) the identification of natural resources such as oil, gas and water.