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Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origin of vertebrates. Students will explore the diversity of Palaeozoic lineages within a phylogenetic and evolutionary framework. This course examines the evolution of major vertebrate novelties including the origin of fins, jaws, and tetrapod limbs. Students also explore key Canadian fossil localities, including the Burgess Shale (British Columbia), Miguasha (Quebec), and Man On The Hill (Northwest Territories). Watch a preview of the course here:



20. Juni 2016

WOW, I learned a lot form this and it was fairly educational but not overwhelming or difficult. This instructor really gets the points across without being to easy or hard. A very good class.


2. März 2018

Celebrate your inner fish as you swim along with this awesome course charting our earliest ancestors. Very well constructed and delivered once again by the team at the University of Alberta.

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von (25) B Y

5. Juli 2021

It was little hard to keep the names of all the strange named livings. Also the quizzes were hard.

von Vivek S

5. Juni 2020

Nice Course on Early Vertebrate Evolution. The interactive sections of the course were Amazing.

von john p

3. März 2018

Definitely an appetiser for the subject although the names and terminology are a challenge.

von Pam H

22. Okt. 2019

enjoyed the course very much, lots of good information in manageable pieces.

von Adam M

3. Mai 2016

i like this. this is good. good can be fun. fun has rewards...yay, i win

von Clotilde D

28. Sep. 2019

Very interesting course and concepts clearly explained, thanks !

von Nicholas S

1. Juli 2019

Amazing information, but the instructor is a little distracting.

von Kathryn M

22. März 2021

Awesome information, easy to follow readings and videos.


28. März 2020

Very interesting lesson , congratulation!

von Richard K

17. Mai 2017

Well organized and excellent presenter.

von Francine

27. Mai 2016

Very interesting and entertaining!

von Vanessa V

12. Apr. 2022

Interesting, learned a lot.

von K.Suriya R

15. Mai 2020

Excellent Course...Loved it

von サフイア ワ

20. Sep. 2017

très bien expliqué

von Virginia L

14. März 2022


von Daniel D J

4. Dez. 2019


von Sachin R

22. Juli 2017

This is a very informative course, but the information is extremely complicated. I had to go over the notes several times.

von Kent R C

24. Apr. 2018

Interesting, but assessments are too easy.

von Richard H

12. Aug. 2017

Three stars seems too much, two stars too few.

First and foremost, I couldn't stand the lecturer. The course description says "Taught by: Alison Murray, Ph.D, Associate Professor" but she never so much as appears on camera. Instead the material is delivered by some graduate student dressed up in what I would have assumed was a cartoonist's stereotype of paleontological field gear, and he has the most annoying, grating presentation style I've ever seen. I ended up covering his half of the screen with another window just to not have to watch him. Still had to listen to him though, delivering a script which I infer was written by Murray and other faculty. (I signed up for Ancient Marine Reptiles allegedly taught by Michael Caldwell and Halle P. Street — and in reality it was the same grad student. Same outfit. I said "oh no" and didn't continue. Couldn't take four more weeks of that guy.) Come on, how about courses taught by actual faculty members? Like The Science of the Solar System, taught by the engaging and accomplished Prof. Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris?

The material is largely "here's a Latin name of a family, here's a Latin name of a member of that family, here are some of its physiological characteristics (more unfamiliar vocabulary) — lather, rinse, repeat." Forget about passing the quizzes if you can't remember which Latin species name goes with which characteristics. I felt there was too much emphasis on individual species and not enough on overall concepts. I didn't feel I came away with a real understanding of what happened and why it happened in early vertebrate evolution... some of that was there, but it wasn't clear enough, obscured as it was by emphasis on vocabulary and rote description.

von Alma D

2. Apr. 2016

A jurassic park image, with material you can read by yourself?