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Skills you will gain

AnimalMarine BiologyEvolutionPaleontology

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Romanian, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Marine Reptiles

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)10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Ichthyopterygians

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)10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Sauropterygians

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)10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Mosasauroids

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)10m
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Top reviews from Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles

By JCApr 2nd 2016

An excellent introduction to the sometimes overlooked marine predators that lived alongside the dinosaurs! A lot of detail is presented here, so be prepared to act like a sponge and soak it all up.

By TOJun 21st 2016

I thought this would be a fun simple class, but I DID NOT know anything about marine reptiles, and it showed. I learned a lot and this instruction was very helpful and very educational.

Instructors

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Michael Caldwell

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
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Halle P. Street

Sessional Instructor
Faculty of Science

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