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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 21, 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 03, 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 Marcus V B C

Aug 23, 2017

Excelente! Quanta informação objetiva, concisa e atualizada!

By Peter H

Jul 21, 2017

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

By Manuel J L M

May 28, 2017

Interesting current review of Early Vertebrate Evolution.

By Carole b

Nov 04, 2019

Loved the course, i know have an interest to go further

By Ali R S S

Jun 27, 2020

Very good experience about early vertiberates evolution

By Anthony L

Jan 07, 2018

This is a great overview of early vertebrate evolution.

By Ron K

Sep 03, 2020

Fascinating. Extremely well-conceived and presented.

By Margaret W S

May 13, 2016

Lots of information; well-organized & well presented.

By Sharan S M

Feb 05, 2019

This course really taught me about Early vertebrates

By Rodrigo R A

Jan 19, 2018

Great course! Congrats for all who made it possible.

By Aiden c

Jan 06, 2018

Great course, very engaging and I learned a lot!

By Ms. B T

Jul 12, 2020

This course was very informative. I enjoyed it.

By Anastasiia G

Mar 27, 2018

Awesome, very in-depth and informative course.

By Basil R

Apr 29, 2016

Excellently presented; very clear and concise.

By Rebecca C

May 26, 2019

Enjoyable and informative course, thank you.

By Maureen

Apr 13, 2016

Excellent course, I really enjoyed the host.

By Heidi M M

Aug 03, 2016

It´s an excellent course. Congratulations !

By Colin C

Apr 07, 2020

Another great course from this University

By Katarzyna G

Jul 29, 2020

Very interesting and fascinating course.

By Ronald B

Jun 17, 2016

Great course in vertebrate paleontology.

By Daniel H

Nov 28, 2019


And I love the hat!

By selene y

Mar 21, 2019

Excelente, sumamente completo el curso.

By Pradeep M

May 16, 2016

Short, informative and exciting course!

By Charlotte H

Oct 13, 2020

Very informative and well represented.

By Alexander J G

Nov 13, 2019

Very informative and well articulated.