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AnimalMarine BiologyEvolutionPaleontology

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Marine Reptiles

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 80 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.1 Adaptations of Aquatic Tetrapods13m
1.2 The Aquatic Problem - Part 122m
1.2 The Aquatic Problem - Part 220m
1.3 Classifying Aquatic Amniotes22m
6 readings
Instructional Staff10m
Meet Your Presenter: Scott Persons10m
Course Glossary10m
Acknowledgements10m
Interactive Learning Objects10m
Lesson 1 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Assessment (Graded)30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Ichthyopterygians

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
2.2 Ichthyopterygian Paleobiology - Part 114m
2.2 Ichthyopterygian Paleobiology - Part 215m
2.3 Stratigraphic Record of Ichthyopterygians25m
1 reading
Lesson 2 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Assessment (Graded)30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Sauropterygians

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.1 Sauropterygian Diversity - Part 218m
3.2 Sauropterygian Paleobiology - Part 117m
3.2 Sauropterygian Paleobiology - Part 220m
3.3 Stratigraphic Record of Sauropterygians17m
1 reading
Lesson 3 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Assessment (Graded)30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Mosasauroids

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.1 Mosasauroid Diversity - Part 219m
4.2 Mosasauroid Paleobiology - Part 116m
4.2 Mosasauroid Paleobiology - Part 215m
4.3 Stratigraphic Record of Mosasauroids25m
1 reading
Lesson 4 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Assessment (Graded)30m

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