A non-credit version of the program is available through Coursera starting September 12th.
For UAlberta students:
Students can sign up for PALEO 203 for 1 credit in Bear Tracks.
Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the evolutionary changes that occur when air-breathing terrestrial animals return to water.
This course examines the diversity, adaptations, convergence, and phylogenetic relationships of extinct marine reptiles.
Students will explore three major groups of marine reptiles:
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Explore the adaptations common to marine reptiles and examine the “aquatic problem.”
Examine the characteristics and diversity of ichthyosaurs and their closest relatives.
Examine the characteristics and diversity of plesiosaurs and their closest relatives.
Examine the characteristics and diversity of mosasaurs and their closest relatives.
3-5 hours per week
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