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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 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 E R D 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

Dec 21, 2020

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

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.

By Carole b

Nov 4, 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 6, 2018

This is a great overview of early vertebrate evolution.

By Ron K

Sep 2, 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 5, 2019

This course really taught me about Early vertebrates

By Rodrigo R A

Jan 18, 2018

Great course! Congrats for all who made it possible.

By Aiden c

Jan 6, 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 3, 2016

It´s an excellent course. Congratulations !

By Colin C

Apr 7, 2020

Another great course from this University

By Katarzyna G

Jul 29, 2020

Very interesting and fascinating course.