date_range Débute le 18 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 10 juin 2017
list 12 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Physique, Chimie et Biologie
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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timer 144 heures de cours

En résumé

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs. Topics covered: anatomy, eating, locomotion, growth, environmental and behavioral adaptations, origins and extinction. Lessons are delivered from museums, fossil-preparation labs and dig sites. Estimated workload: 3-5 hrs/week.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Appearance and Anatomy
    This lesson covers the diversity in dinosaur appearances, and will be able to identify major features of the major groups of dinosaurs.
  • Week 2 - Death and Fossilization
    This module describes how fossils form, how we interpret the taphonomy of skeletons and bonebeds, and looks at the possible biases taphonomic events may create in the fossil record.
  • Week 3 - Eating
    This module looks at the variety of food types, feeding habits, and feeding adaptations amongst the major groups of dinosaurs.
  • Week 4 - Moving Around
    This module helps students understand the general modes and styles of locomotion in the major dinosaur groups. It also describes general methods of evaluating hypotheses on locomotion.
  • Week 5 - Birth, Growth and Reproduction
    This module provides a generalized life history of a dinosaur, from birth through adulthood, including reproduction. The student will be able to describe major techniques of evaluating growth stages and rates in dinosaurs.
  • Week 6 - Attack and Defense
    Examines the behaviours and structures that may have served for attack or defence through the lifetime of a dinosaur.
  • Week 7 - What is a Species?
    This module will teach the different ways of defining what a species is. Students will be able to compare the strengths and weaknesses of different species concepts for different situations.
  • Week 8 - Evolution
    This module will describe the basic theories of speciation, and discusses how how these different methods of speciation may have occurred, including both hypothetical and empirical examples.
  • Week 9 - Stratigraphy and Geologic Time
    This method provides basic stratigraphic concepts and the scale of earth history. Students will understand the evolution of dinosaurs through time, including which groups evolved when and where.
  • Week 10 - Paleogeography and Plate Tectonics
    This module presents the basic concepts in plate tectonics and the evolution of the earth’s surface.
  • Week 11 - Dinosaur Origins
    This module will look at the evolution of dinosaurs from non-dinosaurian archosaurs.
  • Week 12 - Dinosaur Extinction
    The module will examine the end-Cretaceous extinction event, and provide examples of vertebrate groups that both persisted and died out during the event.
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Les intervenants

  • Philip John Currie, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Dinosaur Paleobiology
    Department of Biological Sciences
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UAlberta is considered among the world’s leading public research- and teaching-intensive universities. As one of Canada’s top universities, we’re known for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.
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THIS WAS SO FUN AND SO INFORMATIVE! I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME CASUALLY TALKING ABOUT CARCHAR

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le 2 mars 2018

THIS WAS SO FUN AND SO INFORMATIVE! I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME CASUALLY TALKING ABOUT CARCHAR

le 27 février 2018

I have been learning a lot from this incredible course and each unknown word makes me want to discover even more!Thank you so very much!

le 21 février 2018

I'm an amateur fossil hunter and paleontology enthusiast. This was a fun and engaging course. I only wish it were longer, and I'm looking forward to watching other courses from the U of Alberta paleontology folks. My 10 yo also watched and enjoyed some sections with me. That he was able to understand and extrapolate information well enough to critically answer some of the quiz questions speaks to the excellent way the material was presented- both simply and thoroughly. Thank you for providing such high quality free science education materials. I just wish there were a way I could join y'all in the field!

le 18 février 2018

I found the course both educational and challenging more encouragement to read the modules would be helpful in information retention , although not sure how to successfully introduce this to the course layout . thank you for the opportunity.

le 16 février 2018

They say that one knows best about dinosaurs when one is 4 years old or has a son of this age. Not at all! You should also count this excellent course.

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