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Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: French, Italian, German, English, Spanish

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Learner Career Outcomes

14%

started a new career after completing these courses

21%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: French, Italian, German, English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Appearance and Anatomy

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 63 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Size4m
Skeleton12m
Saurischians7m
Ornithischians10m
Appearance13m
Muscles4m
4 readings
Instructional Staff10m
Meet Your Presenter: Betsy Kruk10m
Course Glossary10m
Lesson 1 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Appearance and Anatomy30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Death and Fossilization

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Fossilization8m
Field Work20m
1 reading
Lesson 2 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Death and Fossilization30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Eating

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Teeth7m
Claws3m
Determining Diet11m
1 reading
Lesson 3 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 330m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Moving Around

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Limbs12m
Trackways4m
Metabolism 5m
1 reading
Lesson 4 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 430m

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