A non-credit version of the program is available through Coursera starting September 12th.
For UAlberta students:
Students can sign up for PALEO 204 for 1 credit in Bear Tracks.
Explore the anatomy and adaptations of birds.
Examine the earliest theropods and explore the anatomical features that allowed theropods to survive and flourish.
Examine the most successful and diverse of all the theropods, the Coelurosaurs.
Examine how new research and discoveries over the past 50 years have shaped our modern image of dinosaurs.
Explore the evolution of birds.
3-5 hours per week
Angelica Torices is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Philip J. Currie since 2011. With experience in supporting and delivering Dino 101 as well as working on several new online projects in the field of paleontology, her experience and work in this environment as well as her academic research has culminated in her now leading the Dino 101 MOOC as well as the associated courses within the University of Alberta.
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 will explore various hypotheses for the origin of flight.
Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs course preview video.
Register now on Coursera
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