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About the Course

Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds is a five-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origins of birds. This course examines the anatomy, diversity, and evolution of theropod dinosaurs in relation to the origin of birds. Students explore various hypotheses for the origin of flight. Watch a preview of the course here:

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Mar 14, 2018

This course was great! It explains everything clearly, and it keeps you involved by asking questions about the material, and keeps you amused with some interesting anecdotes. Highly suggested by me!


Jan 6, 2021

I loved taking this course. I learned a lot (The first course I did was DINO 101 and I wanted to dig deeper). The teachers are really passionate and engaging. Cannot wait to do the others courses!

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By Arvanitakis F

Dec 18, 2020

Excellent course for the non professional paleontologist like myself.

Learned a lot.

Thank you!

By Mitchell G

Apr 15, 2019

Excellent course for Dinosaur experts yet still offers more to learn of the past and present!

By Robert S C

Jul 22, 2022

Great course and very informative. All the U of Alberta paleontology courses are excellent.

By Nicole R

Jun 8, 2021

wonderful opportunity to do a course i have really enjoyed and respectful tribute to birds

By Ricardo A G D

Aug 20, 2020

Muchas gracias. Es un excelente curso, muy bien explicado y fundamentado. Les deseo éxitos,

By Archie G

Aug 13, 2017

This is an amazing couse and you learn some much about theropods, birds and the volution of

By Vilde Y F

Mar 2, 2021

Loved it! I had a lot of fun, and learned many new things. Recommend to anyone interested.

By María I Y

Sep 7, 2020

WONDERFUL, MARAVILLOSO, MAGNIFIQUE in English, Español et Français. Lo repetiría encantada

By Deon G

May 10, 2020

Solid information, enjoyable presentation, recommend to anyone interested in paleontology.

By Newton W

Oct 2, 2019

Fantastic course and so informative. I thoroughly recommend this for dinosaur enthusiasts!

By Brian M

Jun 11, 2020

More interactive than other courses on Coursera. Better notes and supplemental resources.

By Brunet P

Oct 29, 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely course, look forward to continue learning at 73 plus.

By Steve D

Apr 6, 2020

This is a great course and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this subject.

By Matthew D

Mar 23, 2020

The course material is fascinating, but they make it accessible. So glad I took this.

By Nati M

Dec 29, 2021

Material is very well explained, the team is very enthusiastic, interactive lectures

By Talyan W

Dec 8, 2019

THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD COURSE I had so much fun taking notes and doing this course <333

By Claire C

Oct 13, 2020

friendly teacher which makes the course interesting. well set out course. thank you

By Heidi H C

Jun 2, 2017

Excellent. I loved this course. Good resource materials and great demonstrations.


May 14, 2020

I think this may help very much to know about introduce a new lession

By Mandy J W

Jul 25, 2019

The quality of this course is excellent and I totally enjoyed myself in taking it.

By Oscar M N

Feb 19, 2018

Really nice material and good theorical explanations. I recommed it with no doubt

By Kenneth P K

May 29, 2019

Amazing course, really helped me on my quest to becoming a Paleontologist!!!!!!

By Molly H C

Jun 20, 2021

This is one of the best, insightful, Paleontology classes I have ever taken!!

By Brenda H

Sep 3, 2019

This course was excellent. I learned a great deal about the origin of birds.