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About the Course

Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origin of vertebrates. Students will explore the diversity of Palaeozoic lineages within a phylogenetic and evolutionary framework. This course examines the evolution of major vertebrate novelties including the origin of fins, jaws, and tetrapod limbs. Students also explore key Canadian fossil localities, including the Burgess Shale (British Columbia), Miguasha (Quebec), and Man On The Hill (Northwest Territories). Watch a preview of the course here:

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Jun 20, 2016

WOW, I learned a lot form this and it was fairly educational but not overwhelming or difficult. This instructor really gets the points across without being to easy or hard. A very good class.


Mar 2, 2018

Celebrate your inner fish as you swim along with this awesome course charting our earliest ancestors. Very well constructed and delivered once again by the team at the University of Alberta.

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By Jason H

Oct 11, 2018

Very informative and easy to follow lectures. I can't wait to learn more!

By Chris B

Apr 1, 2016

Typical of UofA MOOC's, very high quality. Excellent content. Well paced.

By Charles B

Jan 20, 2017

very impressed with quantity and quantity of information made available

By Mirco N

Sep 22, 2016

Very nice , clear, precise, interesting and usefull. Very good speaker!

By Dimas D T S C

May 31, 2016

realy usefull , direct and easy to learn i full recomend this course =D

By Scott Y

Oct 22, 2017

This is the best organized and thought out Coursera course I have done

By Uriel C

Jun 16, 2020

All the informations are really clear. It was nice to learn about it!

By Ariadna V Z

Aug 28, 2016

Es un curso excelente que enseña de una manera muy didáctica y fácil.

By John G

Mar 29, 2020

Very well organized and presented. The effort level was just right.

By Lucas B

Feb 23, 2018

It is a very interesting course about early vertebrates.


By matthew b

Aug 16, 2017

Great class! Very informative and the quiz material was challenging.

By Joshua M

Jul 20, 2017

This was a really interesting course which was very well presented.

By S. A V

Jul 12, 2020

Brilliant course, excellent instructor, amazing interactive tools.

By Alexandra D

Sep 23, 2017

Incredibly informative. You won't look at fish the same way again.

By Abhijit P

Jan 24, 2020

your course is awesome . I am so pleased after doing your course

By Melinda M

May 10, 2019

Wonderful Course. Subtitles didn't seem to work on Week 3 and 4.

By Christian S

Oct 8, 2016

The professor explains well, however it's a introductory course.


Aug 25, 2020

Es un curso totalmente didáctico y muy bueno, 100% recomendado.

By Carlos A

May 12, 2020

Informative and precise on informations provided and discussed!

By Deleted A

Aug 4, 2016

An excellent introductory course on Early Vertebrate Evolution!

By Marcus V B C

Aug 23, 2017

Excelente! Quanta informação objetiva, concisa e atualizada!

By Rio C H

Aug 2, 2021

amazing... a lot of new knowledge about evolution for me...

By Carl I

Apr 21, 2021

Excellent! Looking forward to more!!! Professor was great!

By Peter H

Jul 20, 2017

Very interesting course! Well done University of Alberta!!!

By Manuel J L M

May 28, 2017

Interesting current review of Early Vertebrate Evolution.