This course introduces you to the five mass extinctions of the pre-human past, their causes and significance to the history of life on earth, and the current mass extinction happening during our time. We’ll also explore the history of paleontology and geological study and review the key players that influenced the science today.
Extinctions: Past, Present, & FutureEmory University
About this Course
What you will learn
Summarize extinctions as an important part of the history of life.
Identify the probable causes of mass extinctions in the geologic past (before humans).
Compare and contrast the Big Five mass extinctions with human-influenced extinctions.
Evaluate historical lessons and current trends to predict and prevent extinctions of the future.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to Extinctions: Getting Started with the End
Human Awareness of Extinctions: A History
Mass Extinctions of the Pre-Human Past
Extinctions of Pre-History & Near-Present (Pleistocene Epoch & Late Holocene Epoch)
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EXTINCTIONS: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE
Dr. Martin made this highly informative class a joy to watch. :0)
I would have preferred less camera focus on the lecturer and more use of illustrations, charts, etc. It was a little boring just watching the lecturer talk.
Terrific! Enlightening! Entertaining!
Thank you so much!
An absolutely amazing course with an enthusiastic, engaging professor. I would give more stars if I could! I learned so much and was constantly excited for the next lesson.
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